Magnetic Memories in the Age of the Oracle
live performance by Laetitia Sonami
closed-circuit video by Toni Meštrović
June 10th 2016, Filodrammatica Gallery / Drugo more, Rijeka, Croatia
Magnetic Memories in the Age of the Oracle is an ongoing work based on exploring Sonami’s new instrument the Spring Spyre and the use of neural networks developed by Rebecca Fiebrink. The audio signals from three audio pickups are fed to the neural networks which are trained on the live audio synthesis in MAX-MSP. The springs being somewhat chaotic, the neural nets can never be efficiently trained and the synthesis is full of surprises which the performer can “catch” and explore further.