Listen to lead single ‘night’ below.
Originally commissioned by Sister City, a new hotel in Manhattan’s Lower East Side neighborhood, the cassette documents five environmentally responsive scores that were live broadcast throughout the hotel’s lobby.
As RVNG explains, Barwick utilized a generative music technology developed by Microsoft AI that identified airborne activity in the New York City skyline, such as planes and birds, through a camera installed on the hotel’s rooftop, which then triggered Barwick’s own specially crafted musical progressions. “The results: heaven on earth”.
Barwick previously contributed to the sixth volume of RVNG’s FRKWYS series alongside Ikue Mori.
Circumstance Synthesis arrives on December 20 and is available for pre-order now. See the artwork and tracklist below.
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Author: Natalia Panzer