Machine listening allows for electroacoustic responses to acoustic instruments with faster than human responses, which technically isn't anything new: if you have to think about what you're playing, it's usually already too late.
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Hailing from Tennessee and now residing in New York, Zoh Amba is a 22 year-old tenor saxophonist who performs with a deep sense of spirituality and emotional power. Growing up in the Tennessee mountains, she practiced and played in the forest before continuing her studies in San Francisco and Boston. She met the Bay Area based electroacoustic improviser Jon Leidecker (aka Wobbly) at a music festival in Germany, and they took the stage together roughly two hours after the first time they shook hands without any foreknowledge of each other's sound. Now they're touring the West Coast, hoping to record an album they've never heard before.
Tamara Duplantis is a Louisiana-born computational media artist, experimental musician, homebrew Game Boy developer, and teacher of the arts. Under the name Tambalaya, she often travels through the countryside making music out of glitchy Game Boy cartridges and hand-me-down toy Casios. Her experimental chiptune improvisation game Atchafalaya Arcade has been installed at games festivals and art exhibitions across the globe. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computational Media at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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