Live Video Premiere: Portrait XO – ‘AIV1’

Experimental pop musician Portrait XO self-releases ‘AIV1’, the first single off her upcoming AI album ‘WIRE’; a co-creation between the artist and her AI second self. In collaboration with neural synthesis expert CJ Carr (DADABOTS), one hour of her vocals were fed into a neural network that generated ten hours of new audio. The polyrhythmic beats exemplify the glitchy sounds of her voice. The result is ‘WIRE’, set for release in 2020. The visual journey of ‘AIV1’ is a nonsensical conversation between human and AI. The swirled sonic object is a representation of the AI voice, designed by CGI artist Harriet Davey. The morphing cube depicts her face morphing into AI-superimposed faces. 3D landscapes by Camila Roriz translate sonic textures. During the video debut, there will be an active chat where viewers will be able to chat with the artist and her collaborators who helped bring the music video to life. Join the conversation today, live at 6 pm CET on Portrait XO’s YouTube (embed below).

‘AIV1’ official single off debut AI album ‘WIRE’
3D visuals by Harriet Davey and Camila Roriz
AI-generated face morphing & video editing by Portrait XO
Voice machine learning by CJ Carr (DADABOTS)
Written and Produced by Portrait XO
Mixed and Mastered by Michele Balduzzi

In December 2019, ‘AIV1’ was awarded the AI Mozart prize at Beats & Bits – the world’s first AI music competition. In March 2020 she completed her artist residency with Sonar+D x Factory Berlin, where she researched computational creativity & human-machine collaboration and explored new formats & applications for forward-thinking art and music.

Portrait XO is a singer-songwriter, producer, and live AV artist that blends physical and digital realities. Her work explores social, emotional and physical human-machine engagement. As a classically trained musician, she’s dedicated herself to years of unlearning fundamental approaches to find new ways of creating. With live performances booked at Pop-Buro Stuttgart and United Nations AI for Global Good Summit, 2020 looks to be busy for Portrait XO in addition to the release of her debut AI music album, ‘WIRE’.