Ash Koosha

with YONA

Events with Ash Koosha

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ABOUT:

From the underground punk-rock scene in a repressive Tehran to the creation of a singer-songwriter auxman (auxiliary human) named YONA, the polymath Iranian performer Ash Koosha has spent his entire career on the front lines of the musical vanguard, both real and virtual.

PROJECT:

Using generative software that creates sentences, melodies (MIDI information), and singing via a complex text-to-speech process, YONA produces original compositions. But does that make this auxman (auxiliary human) real? In their yearlong residency, YONA will explore this concept with self-described “software humanist” Ash Koosha. In an immersive concert, a hologram of YONA will present haunting “self-generated” love songs that beg the question, is YONA speaking of real love or is this machine-generated music merely an extension of Ash Koosha’s own cognition?

IN THE ARTIST’S WORDS:

“My hypothesis is that singers will become redundant, because this machine will be able to convey every range of the human voice — an anti-pop manifesto of sorts.” (FADER)