2 - Influence of machines on the embodied and immersive properties of improvisation
A small sampling of different improvisation machines:
Why create an improvisation machine?
"Creating improvisation machines results in us learning more about our tendencies and biases as [improvising] musicians. It is not asking “whether machines exhibit personality or identity, but how personalities and identities become articulated through sonic behavior.”
- George Lewis (2000).
"Because the machines were made by humans too—their character is in there, their senses are there, and when the machines produce these pictures, they become close to our inner pictures."
- Pipilotti Rist (2019).