Live Music Made From AI Vocals and Live-Coding With Customizable Mixed Reality Stage



Live Music, AI Music, Live-Coding, Mixed Reality

“bayes” is a digital and audio cassette release. The music is generated by live-coded instruments and intertwined with synths and vocals generated by artificial intelligence algorithms. As a live show, “bayes” is accompanied by visuals depicting futuristic virtual worlds, which were generated by game engines. “bayes” was the first music produced and officially released 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 widely used in the field of machine learning and 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.”
The Austin Chronicle, March 14, 2019

“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 on 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.