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.


Members: Kıvanç Tatar, Philippe Pasquier

Publications: Tatar K., Pasquier P., & Siu R. (2018). REVIVE: An audio-visual performance with musical and visual Artificial Intelligence Agents. CHI’18, April 21–26, 2018, Montreal, QC, Canada ACM 978-1-4503-5621-3/18/04.

News: April 2018:Remy Siu joins REVIVE for five performances at the Société des Arts Technologiques (SAT), Montreal as a part of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018)

->Preview: MASOM with one visual agent:


REVIVE performance setup


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