Deepscape: Transversal

Hugo Scurto, 2022
radiophonic work, generative AI, stereo sound

Deepscape: Transversal is a stereophonic soundscape continuously generated by one deep neural network, trained on 16 hours of soundscapes collected from 27 locations around the world in late April 2022. The soundscapes computed by the deep neural network compress and normalize the biophonies, geophonies and anthropophonies of the planet. They echo the terraforming of AI, whose computational infrastructures intensively exploit socio-material resources over the globe, and whose media flows generated throughout the Internet divert our attention from the planet.

The project was developed with Axel Chemla–Romeu-Santos, in collaboration with the ACIDS group of IRCAM, and the Locus Sonus Vitae group of ESAAIX, in the context of a postdoctoral fellowship program supervised by Emanuele Quinz at EUR ArTeC (Université Paris 8), in collaboration with the Reflective Interaction group of EnsadLab.
Performance @ Mont Marseilleveyre, Marseille, Fr (Jul.02.2023)
Performance @ Cirque Électrique, Paris, Fr (Nov.05.2022)
Talk @ ESAAIX / Acoustic Commons Event, Aix-en-Provence, Fr (Oct.09.2022)
Paper at ISEA 2023
Link to Deepscape: Transversal live streaming
Link to Deepscape: Transversal on Locus Sonus Vitae Soundmap