Sound Message (1969/2021)

The recording of a message, never sent, from the family archives. The actors in the video are my parents, my mother’s aunt and her aunt-in-law, and I, some two or three years old at the time. The recording was made in late August or early September of 1969 or 1970. The message is complete; nothing has been cut out or edited.

The added sound scenography was created by analysing and resynthesizing the sound spectrum of the recorded text, while the generated piano section was realized with the help of a neural network trained on a simple two-bar melody.