Prof. Isaac Io Schankler shows what happens when AI enters the concert hall (The New York Times)

When composer and vocalist Jen Wang performed Alvin Lucier’s “The Duke of York” at L.A.’s Monk Space earlier this year, she sang with a digital rendition of her voice, synthesized by artificial intelligence. Isaac Io Schankler, a composer and assistant professor of music, conceived the performance and joined Wang onstage to monitor and manipulate Realtime Audio Variational autoEncoder, or R.A.V.E., the neural audio synthesis algorithm that modeled Wang’s voice. 

This story was originally published by The New York Times on June 10, 2023.