SAINT PAUL CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
A new initiative for engaging composers and community in the creation of new music.
The 2022.23 season will bring the launch of the SPCO’s Sandbox Composer Residency program — a new initiative for engaging composers and community in the creation of new music. Over the next several seasons, three composers will participate in innovative and intensive multi-week residencies with the SPCO, in a program designed to foster a spirit of shared discovery and the creation of a significant body of new music. Viet Cuong, Clarice Assad and Gabriela Lena Frank have been selected to work with SPCO musicians as the inaugural Sandbox composers.
My Project: AI
I’m excited to have the opportunity to work with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and write a new work exploring one of our time’s most fascinating and challenging subjects: Artificial Intelligence. The development of AI and its rapidly changing pace is already transforming human roles in society. Significant disruptions are about to reach us in various fields. It is essential to question these developments shaping our world for years to come, whether through robots, machine learning, or other means. in the piece, I will use electronic musical instruments and wearables as well as AI software to generate ideas rather than come up with them on my own. Stay Tuned.
– Clarice Assad.
Wave Midi Ring (Genki)
Dubler USB Microphone
Robert Hüttl is the maker of this suit. It includes ten dynamic pads. It is a wired suit (which is difficult for specific performance scenarios), but it is highly responsive, and because it is midi, it can trigger a great variety of sounds.
The Genki wave ring is a dream for any music performer looking to add a dramatic flair to their act. It frees the person from controlling sounds on a keyboard or another midi-controlling device.
This is a unique microphone. It is essentially a midi controller, but one that uses the voice as the input, which is wild. There is a lot of potential here and many tricks to learn. The company is called DUBLER.
What is (AI) Artificial Intelligence ?
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the ability of a computer or a robot controlled by a computer to do tasks that are usually done by humans because they require human intelligence and discernment.
The Concept for this piece
Bring awareness to this vital subject and its implications in today’s world and humanity’s future. Will machines take over? Will we be able to co-exist?
To write the piece, I will use electronic musical instruments and wearables as well as AI software to generate musical ideas rather than come up with them on my own.
This page is a resource space for people interested in the subject and will contain articles and gear I come across to create this project. Scroll down for more information.