Electronium – Raymond Scott’s instantaneous performance-composition machine reimagined by Yuri Suzuki

Yuri Suzuki in collaboration with Counterpoint has re-imagined the Electronium - Raymond Scott’s instantaneous performance-composition machine. The instrument uses Google Magenta’s AI software, utilising deep learning code and neural networks trained on Bach chorales to understand relationships between contrapuntal voices, and adapt intelligently to new situations. As a result of its Baroque influence, the results are often extremely idiosyncratic as the code tries to work around a more ‘pop’ sensibility offered in the major scale of the Electronium.

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