REVIVEKıvanç Tatar and Philippe Pasquier
->News: April 2018:Remy Siu joins REVIVE for the performance at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Montreal as a part of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)
REVIVE is an experimental electronic music project featuring Kıvanç Tatar, Philippe Pasquier, and MASOM. MASOM is a musical agent, an artificial intelligence(AI) architecture for live performance. A sub-field of MuMe, musical agents are artificial agents that automatize musical creative tasks. Together, the three sonic performers and three visual agents produce a live performance of experimental electronic music, electroacoustic music,musique concrète, soundscape, through structured improvisation.
REVIVE explores the affordances of live interaction between the artificial musical agent MASOM, human elec-tronic musicians, and visual generation agents. The Musical Agent based on Self-Organizing Maps (MASOM) has memorized sound objects and learned how to temporally structure them by listening to large corpora of human-mademusic. MASOM is then able to improvise live interactingwith the other (human) performers by imitating the style ofwhat it reminds it of. For each musician, a corresponding visual agent puts its sound and musical decision into im-ages thus allowing the audience to see who does what.This reveals the musical gestures that are so often lost in electronic music performance.
->Preview: MASOM with one visual agent: