new human sounds [ephemera from the performances of U+1f440]
Curated by Sofia Caetano
U+1f440 is an electronic music and performance art project started by Angela Washko and Jesse Stiles in 2017. Stiles and Washko compose and perform experimental music and visuals working with code and live electronics. Using existing politically charged texts as source material, each song produced by U+1f440 is the result of a generative process in which machine learning algorithms are trained on texts which are evocative of cultural moments of conflict and the tension surrounding social change. The algorithms are employed to produce poetic and dream-like computer-generated lyrics combined with experimental electronic pop music.