Björk's new project is called "Kórsafn"


Björk developed a new project for Sister City hotel in New York called "Kórsafn", which in Icelandic means "choral archives".
For the occasion, Björk opened her 17 years of choral archives with certain arrangements performed by The Hamrahlid Choir. Using a camera installed on the roof of the Sister City hotel, the artificial intelligence is able to generate musical compositions, reacting with the environment (clouds, birds, planes, snow, sunrise and sunset).

The Hamralid Choir at Cornucopia residency show
As the seasons change, the AI learns about new and different weathers events that influence various choral arrangements. The birds return to NYC come springtime, and the AI learns to recognize these flocks. The choral arrangements react to each sunrise, sunset, and barometric pressure. Over time, the AI continually learns and gets smarter, and is able to identify events more accurately, allowing the voices to continually evolve with it.


"an architectural structure downtown manhattan offered me the hand in an AI tango and i accepted the call, i am alert with curiosity waiting the results. i offered them my choir archives, written over 17 years that will float through the pinball of artificial intelligence by the grid of bird migrations, clouds, aeroplanes and that voluptuous thing called barometer ! hudson valley happens to be one of the most bird-trafficked deltas on the planet, i know this of my own experience .... hope you will enjoy this ! warmth björk"
you can listen to Kórsafn here
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February 5, 2020
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