Sound artist Bani Haykal, based in Singapore, is fascinated by the intimacy between humans and machines, and their relation to belief systems. A key word in his artistic research is the Malay word ‘semangat’, in both meanings of spirit and soul. In his letter to family and friends, Haykal reminisces about how to escape from the dungeons of big tech, who hold our spirits captive.
Moisés Horta Valenzuela is a composer and sound artist who works under the name Hexorcismos. His latest release ፕዪልክነቻጎኗሁዪልርጎዐ́ክ demonstrates his research in AI sound synthesis as an electronic music tool which is made exclusively with a Generative Adversarial Network (GAN). The album is entirely crafted by a model which learns to transform the pre-Hispanic folk album “Templo Mayor” (made in 1982 by composer/ musician Antonio Zepeda) into the style of Hexorcismos' signature productions.