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Riot Ensemble with Hannah Williams & Stephanie Lamprea: LOVE LETTERS [WITH AI]

17 July 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Composer Benjamin Oliver and Riot Ensemble present contemporary works that explore creative applications of artificial intelligence (AI).

‘British soul sensation’ Hannah Williams joins forces with a new music superstar Riot Ensemble quartet to premiere Benjamin Oliver’s song cycle LOVE LETTERS. The work includes melancholic, absurd and dramatic expressions of love made with LovelaceGPT, a new AI text generation model developed by University of Southampton researchers.

AI music and text generation, as well as sound processing, feature in five distinctive works by leading young composers : Rob Laidlow, Zakiya Leeming, Anna Appleby, Oliver Sellwood and Megan Steinberg. The ‘startingly gifted’ Colombian-American soprano Stephanie Lamprea guests for three vocal pieces.

The LOVE LETTERS [WITH AI] project is supported by the University of Southampton Web Science Institute & Department of Music.


Benjamin Oliver & Riot Ensemble


Turner Sims
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