Ep 5: Unnatural Language Processing



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Unnatural Language Processing 17 October 2021 online event, Liquid Architecture x Unsound Festival

Machine Listening returned to Unsound in 2021, with a fifth live session. Unnatural Language Processing explored the history, politics and artistic potential of automatic speech recognition.

Along with talks, conversations and newly commissioned audio experiments, the session launches an ‘instrument’, built in collaboration with Reduct, for the filtering, processing and manipulation of speech and text, which the public were invited to play.

The following artists appeared at the live session: Alessandro Bosetti, Martina Raponi, Sue Tompkins, Roslyn Orlando, Justin Clemens, and Mehak Sawney; plus contributions by Robert Ochshorn, Jennifer Walshe, Tomomi Adachi, Johannes Kreidler, Michael McClelland and more.