Énacteur x Hugo I

Énacteur x Hugo Lioret

by Farzaneh Nouri, Hugo Lioret.
8-channel live improvisation performance, 10’

The piece is an experiment on improvising with the first prototype of Énacteur, an AI-driven collaborator designed for live improvisation. Énacteur uses machine listening UGens to analyze the sound produced by the other musician, synthesizes sound material in response, and spatializes the piece to 8 channels in real-time. The decision-making is based on imitating the compositional strategy the system was trained on during rehearsal sessions. Hugo interacts with Énacteur playing live processed field recordings and synthesized sounds. The aim is to bring gestures, movements, and a sense of inner temporality recalling a form of primal organicity via the emergent behavior of the sonic network.