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 Creative Artificial Intelligence for Music, 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 electronic 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.
Publications: Tatar K., Pasquier P., & Siu R. (2018). REVIVE: An Audio-Visual Performance with Musical and Visual Artificial Intelligence Agents. 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Montreal, QC, Canada ACM 978-1-4503-5621-3/18/04. https://doi.org/10.1145/3170427.3177771
– 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)
->A recording of one of the sessions:
->Excerpt from CHI 2018 Rehearsals for SAT Montreal: