Decoder @ Ultraschall Berlin, Dissociated Press
„Dissociated Press” by Leopold Hurt @ Ultraschall Festival Berlin
„Dissociated Press” is a concert-length cycle of compositions by Leopold Hurt, that began their creation in 2017. The instrumentation ranges from solo pieces with electronics to a septet – specifically conceived for the characteristic instrumentation of the Decoder Ensemble, with the guest speaker Heinrich Horwitz. Dissociated Press – as a pun on „Associated Press“ – utilizes an AI algorithm for automatic text generation based on known speech patterns. The cycle elaborates on this technique, exploring different approaches to the idea of “remix-ing“, both musically and with language. With variations of the material, sliding between original, copy, mashup and faking, the perception gradually shifts.
Musicians: Decoder Ensemble
Speaker: Heinrich Horwitz
Duration: approx. 60 minutes