Performances of AI Music, Mixed Reality and Live Coding



Live Music / AI Music / AI Vocals

“bayes” is a digital and audio cassette release. The music is generated by live coded instruments and intertwined by synths and vocals generated by artificial intelligence algorithms. As a live show “bayes” is accompaned by visuals depicting futuristic virtual worlds, which were generated by game engines. „bayes“ was the first produced and officially released music using a new algorithm for AI sound synthesis developed by Google in early 2020. The name „bayes“ comes from „Bayes‘ Theorem“, published first in „An Essay towards solving a Problem in the Doctrine of Chances“ (1763). Bayes‘ Theorem helps to better determine the probability of an event and is now used widely in the field of machine learning / AI.
Bayes was previewed at SXSW 2019 and is currently performed as an audio visual piece of live coded music with vocals and projected visuals. In some cases the performance is extended into virtual and mixed realities.

„Swells of angelic synthetics intervened in exploded views of dicey percussion rolled across long stretches of time where one could easily trip and fall into the measures between. (…) Unexpectedly organic, she dabbled in a new kind of conversation with the room.“


„bayes’“ live coded music with projections of a virtual landscape,  dancers and VR / XR extensions represents our future virtual world. This world is built mainly from algorithms. The vocals in “bayes” consist of physical and AI generated vocals and represent the future partly virtual human in the algorithmic world. The music follows the algorithms, not a traditional meter. The dancers move along the algorithmic structures only. The project explores how humans will feel, move and live in future, virtual worlds.