Just before the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Centennial season, media artist Refik Anadol is designing a visual projection for the steel exterior of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Refik Anadol has been working with AI experts at Google’s Artists & Machine Intelligence program to study generative machine learning techniques for audio and video since 2016.
The resulting performance, WDCH Dreams, uses multiple machine-learning algorithms to interpret nearly 45 terabytes of data from the LA Phil’s digital archives. Digital files were parsed into millions of data points, and then categorized by hundreds of attributes using deep neural networks. These neural networks are capable of remembering the totality of the LA Phil’s “memories” and creating new connections between them.
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Produced by Ghost Robot
Directed by Alex Markman