When Data Could Sing: Esmeralda Conde Ruiz's Exploration of Ai and Music at Schaufler Lab@Tu Dresden

A Spanish Artist Making Waves in the German AI and Music Scene

April 19th, 2023
Chiara Maccio’, News from Berlin
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Esmeralda Conde Ruiz, a Spanish artist based in Berlin, conducted a research project at the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden in April 2021. Her project explored the intersection of artificial intelligence and music, aiming to create a "singing" experience from data. The artwork 24\7 was presented during the festival “Dresden Days of Contemporary Music” between April 19th and May 7th.

Esmeralda Conde Ruiz is a Spanish artist who specialized in exploring the intersection of technology and art. Her latest research project, conducted at the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden in Germany, delved into the realm of AI and music.

During her residence, Conde Ruiz undertook creative research and focused on digital infrastructures, the environmental effect of the server farm business, and the interaction between people, technology, and artificial intelligence.

Her latest piece, 24/7, questions the never-ending cycle of our personal data and the technical space it fills. It capitalizes on the human impulse to connect through human voice while simultaneously emphasizing the unique noises made when we communicate digitally with one another.

The project was based on the concept of "data singing," where machine learning algorithms transform data into sound and music. Conde Ruiz's goal was to create a unique "singing" experience using data generated by AI.

During her research project, Conde Ruiz collaborated with researchers from TU Dresden's Chair of Knowledge-Based Systems and Artificial Intelligence. Together, they developed a machine learning model that could transform data into a musical piece. The project also included an interactive installation where visitors could experience the "singing" data in real-time.

Conde Ruiz's project was part of the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden's Artist in Residence program, which aims to bring together artists and researchers to explore the intersection of art and technology. The program provides artists with access to cutting-edge technology and research facilities to create new works of art.

Overall, Esmeralda Conde Ruiz's research project at the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden showcased the creative potential of AI and music. Her innovative approach to transforming data into sound and music opens up new possibilities for exploring the relationship between art, technology, and science. As a Spanish artist making waves in the German AI and music scene, Conde Ruiz is a shining example of the exciting cross-cultural collaborations that are shaping the future of art and technology.


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