Introduction to Neural Audio Synthesis

IN-PERSON at Kampus Hybernská

Hands-on workshop about AI sound synthesis.

7 Oct Fri 10:00 CEST

7 Oct Fri 13:00 CEST

artificial intelligence, neural networks, audio synthesis, introduction, hands-on

In this introductory workshop, we will make use of tools that allow us to work with State of the Art neural networks for sound synthesis. The goal of the workshop is for participants to build a basic understanding on the underlying principles of deep learning and incorporate them into their existing sound design, visual, and music composition workflow.

We will make use of existing deep learning algorithms and analyze the philosophies behind them, while discussing different types of implementations that artists utilize in their work as well as the ethical implications that these technologies bring to the process of the practitioner.

No programming knowledge is required, but it is welcome.

Ticket: 25 Eur

HEXORCISMOS (Moisés Horta Valenzuela)

Moisés Horta Valenzuela AKA hexorcismos (México, 1988) is a sound artist and electronic musician from Tijuana, México working in the fields of computer music and the history and politics of emerging technologies. His practice attempts to disrupt dichotomies with new radical juxtapositions, such as utopia with dystopia and folk traditions with capitalist modernity.

As hexorcismos, he crafts an uncanny link between ancient and contemporary sound technologies so as to address the politics of colonization, occupation and contemporary alchemy. Prehispanic sound artifacts from ancient México, Deep Neural Networks, wearable brain-computer interfaces and hand-crafted electronic instruments are critically merged together to situate the listener in a teknoXamanistic ritual of rhythmical and mnemonic noise.

Whether it be on dancefloors, in interactive immersive sound installations, or in open source workshops about AI and Machine Learning and discursive programmes; his work has been presented at Ars Electronica, Linz (2020), MUTEK AI Art Lab Montréal (2020), MUTEK México (2012), Monom 4D Sound Berlin (2019), CTM Festival Music Makers Hacklab Berlin (2018), Rum/Klang Galerie Denmark (2018) and ElektronMusikStudion Stockholm (2017), among others.