The sonic turn

Meet artists who are transforming the way audiences experience and interact with music.

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Musicians are tapping into technology like never before, transforming the way music is made, experienced, and consumed—and along the way, they’re changing the relationship between artist and listener. From Brian Eno’s technologist Peter Chilvers to composer Julianna Barwick to electronic musician Matthew Dear, we’ll hear from the forward-thinking artists who are pushing the limits of their craft.

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AI feels like my bandmate that never goes to sleep.

Julianna Barwick

About the guests

Peter Chilvers (left) is a musician, software designer, and technologist. He’s a repeat collaborator with Brian Eno. Most recently, the two co-created Bloom, an app and generative music player. 

Julianna Barwick (center) is an American musician who composes using electronic loops. She recently collaborated with AI technology to create a generative, “living” soundscape for Sister City Hotel in New York City. 

Matthew Dear (right) is an electronic musician. His immersive installation DELQA harnessed Kinect technology, allowing visitors to play with and manipulate the piece. 

Soundscapes
Bloom Open Space
Infusing hotel stays with custom soundscapes

Musician Julianna Barwick collaborated with Sister City on a custom generative soundscape for the new hotel using artificial intelligence.

Reinventing Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers’ ‘Bloom’ for mixed reality

HoloLens brings Brian Eno and Peter Chilvers' app, Bloom, into mixed reality, blurring the lines between the physical and virtual during a generative music and art installation.