Hans Tutschku | Artificial Intelligence for Sound Composition
Thursday 7 September, 18.00 hrs, Villa Strozzi – Florence
The pressing relevance of the theme of artificial intelligence applied to creativity finds its reflection in the programme of Tempo Reale, thanks to the master class by Hans Tutschku, one of the most interesting European compositional minds of the last decades, now transplanted to the United States within the fertile context of Harvard University. What are the most sophisticated instruments of today for sound composition? What kind of relationship is established with the human creator? These questions will be addressed by the German musician, who will also be in Pistoia to present an immersive version of his evocative work dedicated to the sound of Japan.
Computers have been an integral part of my compositional process since the late 1980th, and artificial intelligence became a research area in 2003. New libraries and programming paradigms have enabled composers to work with sounds more intuitively. The talk will be in two parts. I will first introduce the composition ‘Remembering Japan,’ which will be performed on September 8 in Pistoia. I’ll then demonstrate my Max/MSP composition environment, working with extensive sound libraries. The sound segmentation, selection, playback, and multichannel spatialization are based on the FluCoMa libraries from the University of Huddersfield. (H.T.)