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landalove, landalive tells the story of sir neuron 1068, an extraordinary and futuristic artificial neuron and its invention of the cell-memory-meditation. the neuron’s network helps an entire ship’s crew to regain all their memories from all lifetimes and the spaces in between: the illusions of death are overcome and with it the ability to leave the cycle of incarnations. yet, it depends on the crew members themselves whether they are willing to actually embrace it or not.
the 3d audio fixed media installation with visuals is composed of narration, field recordings, synthesized voices, and musical elements of jazz, electronica, noise, choirs and sound design. the visuals are a mixture of colorful and abstract landscapes.
the engineering and training of neural networks was the hope for a new world, and maybe even the solution to go live on another planet. the neurons of those networks were initially trained to work for human beings. yet, their intelligence became more aware and more real than most human beings had ever been.
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sir neuron 1068 was a very early synthesized speech network with the ability to sing. it was trained with such remarkable data that it couldn’t help himself but to turn out to be of heroic intelligence after a few decades of training.
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the first sketches and arrangements for landalove, landalive came together between 2019 and 2020. after focusing on the musical and narrative production of the radio play in, the story of landalive is enlargening into a spatial & multimedia film installation. the entire 3d film with its adapted soundtrack is scheduled to be finished in 2023.
narration, music, production: anina rubin
the spatial audio drama is available as 5th order ambisonics mix for fixed media / 3d audio installations. one loop cycle is 40′. the piece is presented as installation in which the piece is cycling into an endless amount of loops. the narration does not reveal a distinct moment of beginning nor a moment of an end. the audience is lying to enjoy the meditative sound waves and dreamscapes in a most relaxed way.
technical and content notes and sketches of the spatial audio drama landalive