author(s): Ivar Grydeland, Andrea Neumann, Morten Qvenild, Sidsel Endresen, Henrik Frisk, Birgitte Oppegaard Pollen
published in: Norwegian Academy of Music
Goodbye Intuition (2017 - 2020) is an artistic research project on improvisation. With Goodbye Intuition we seek to challenge our roles and artistic preferences as improvising musicians by improvising with "creative" machines. In our project the machines can both take the role of a performer for us to play with and they can be extensions of our own instruments. They can become both our duet partners and they can be additions, expansions or augmentations of our sound. Playing is core in our investigation, and it is based on this experience we try to articulate thoughts and answers to the following questions:
- How do we improvise with "creative" machines, how do we listen, how do we play?
- How will improvising within an interactive human-machine domain challenge our roles as improvisers?
- What music emerge from the human-machine improvisatory dialogue?
The project’s artists are Andrea Neumann (GER), Morten Qvenild (NOR) and Ivar Grydeland (NOR). The artist Sidsel Endresen (NOR) is our observer, commentator, critic and discussion partner. Additionally, musician, composer and researcher Henrik Frisk (SWE), writer, musician, composer David Toop (UK), musician and researcher Anna Lindal (S), musician Lasse Marhaug (N), Christian Wallumrød Ensemble (N), and director and writer Annie Dorsen (US) contributes to the project. Humans at Norwegian Center for Technology in Music and the Arts (NOTAM) are our technological collaborators.