A-MINT

Alex Braga

Nomination

A-MINT is a metaphor of a sustainable future, where man and machines work together in perfect symbiosis to cross a frontier that man alone could not dare. A-MINT is a new kind of adaptive Artificial Music Intelligence, the first one of its kind capable of cracking the improvisation code of any musician in real time and able to improvise with him. Creating music and video along the execution, without any preset pattern, pitch, or bpm. A new organic and lively form of contemporary electronic music. The futuristic real-time electronic orchestrations, enhanced by the generative video projections, rewrite the rules of live electronic music, and plunge the audience into a unique experience, always different because of the impulses and interpretations of the Artificial Music Intelligence A-Mint, a trip in unknown and never-explored-before territories and boundaries, made of new sounds, technology, images, energy, sweat, heart, and soul.
A-Mint is the First Artificial Intelligence to enter Conservatories and musical institutions as a proper instrument to study alongside the traditional ones. Braga is the first Artificial Music Intelligence teacher with his masterclasses in Conservatorio Santa Cecilia in Rome, University Pompeu Fabre in Barcelona, and Conservatorium in Brussels.

Credits

Concept: Alex Braga
Coding: Francesco Riganti Fulginei, Antonino Laudani

Alex Braga experiments in the field of technology and sustainability and is touring the world with the revolutionary A-MINT project. He has exhibited internationally at CENTRE POMPIDOU, MACRO, GNAM, among others, and his collaborations include John&Doug Starn, Extraweg, John Digweed, PublicServiceBroadcasting, UNITED NATIONS, Google, WorldBank, Univ. RomaTre, Santa Cecilia, Univ. P. Fabre, Conservatorium of Brussels, and Nat Geo. He composed the soundtrack to the film Flesh Out that was screened at the Berlinale (world premiere) and Tribeca in 2019. He is currently building the first village printed in 3D on site with clay and rice fiber.