BBC PROMS AT … BATTERSEA ARTS CENTRE: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AT THE PROMS FOR THE FIRST TIME

Artificial Intelligence comes to the Proms for the first time ever in a new work by Jennifer Walshe.

The work, entitled THEY GO PEOPLE AND PERSON, was written by Walshe in collaboration with Bob Sturm & Oded Ben-Tal’s neural network, ‘folk-rnn’ - an online platform which is revolutionising the way music can be generated.

A true collaboration between human creativity and artificial intelligence, THEY GO PEOPLE AND PERSON involved ‘training’ folk-rnn with a corpus of gothic literary works. Walshe’s own words were then inputted into the network. With these materials, the technology then formed its own response – a one-of-a-kind textual creation that will be heard this Saturday at Battersea Arts Centre.

The first ever Prom to take place at Battersea Arts Centre, Saturday’s event will host a showcase of provocative, witty and boundary-crossing composer-performers.

Presented by BBC Radio 3’s Georgia Mann, this will be a ‘Promming-only’ (standing) event with tickets available on the day for just £6.

 

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