A curious and creative character awakens. Developed inside a computer it yearns to learn. You meet it in our performance. It wants to learn about you and starts a conversation. It tries to express itself by playing with a musician. And it leaves that space to explore the world by itself.
This is also a prototype for a theatrical staging in digital space. As an audience member, imagine yourself being one of the participants in this Zoom-like meeting. You enter the space with your webcam using the same custom built Augmented Reality filter which you see on all the faces in the video.
MLure.art is a new central blog covering artistic research projects related to Machine Learning (= Artificial Intelligence) in theatre and music. Most of the projects are initiated by Sofilab founder Mathis Nitschke.
Last year, for Sound Walk September 2019, Sofilab founder and artistic director Mathis Nitschke received an honourable mention for his piece Inside Mphil, created by Sofilab. Here’s Mathis in his own words.
Transforming opera audiences into active explorers – Artist talk by Mathis Nitschke at the Opera Beyond conference in Helsinki 2019 about the Mixed-Reality-Techno-Opera MAYA
The sound impression for the musician in the orchestra is clearly different from the sound impression of the audience. Not only the instruments, but the entire body of sound is designed to resonate with the concert hall and enter into a symbiotic connection with the room. As a listener in the hall, one hears the result of this complex connection.
Is it possible to let a listener hear the sound of the musician within the orchestra through media? Report on a 360° Virtual Reality research project with the Munich Symphony Orchestra
Documentary film maker Felix Hentschel accompanied the production of the Mixed-Reality-Techno-Opera MAYA and held talks with the artists involved. The resulting film (ca. 40 min) illuminates the development of the Maya character and provides insights into the conception of the music and the design of the MAYA augmented reality app. “Read more” to watch