Night in the Garden of Love (Digital Seedbanks), 2023
Digital work, 7 algorithmically generated plants responding to a new music score, 01:56:00
Night in the Garden of Love (Digital Seedbanks) are seven algorithmically generated plants responding to a new musical score.
Each screen presents an algorithmically generated plant, reminiscent of the painted forms of the textile pieces. The seedbanks grow before our eyes, ebbing and flowing through a fluctuating passage of time inspired by Lateef’s autophysiopsychic musical method. In January 2023, Dawood recorded a new improvisation session following Lateef’s Autophysiopsychic approach with several of his former collaborators and students; this was composed and arranged by Adam Rudolph and Alexis Marcelo, additional composition by Ralph Miles Jones, and featuring: Batya Sobel, Matt Waugh, Gwen Laster, Mia Theodoratus and Stephanie Griffin. The results are split between the different Seedbanks, creating individual soundtracks that overlap and intertwine to create a new musical composition.
Curated by Zoë Gray & Helena Kritis.
Produced by UBIK Productions. Co-commissioned by WIELS, Brussels and Aga Khan Museum, Toronto.
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Created and envisioned by: Shezad Dawood
Produced by: Miranda Sharp
Score composed and performed by: Adam Rudolph, Alexis Marcelo & Ralph Miles Jones
Arranged by: Adam Rudolph with Alexis Marcelo and Shezad Dawood
With additional performances by: Batya Sobel, Matt Waugh, Gwen Laster, Mia Theodoratus & Stephanie Griffin
Engineer: James Dellatacoma
Coders: GumGum Studio