Trans-Crypted Memory: A Transhumanist Techno-Pop Opera (2022)

Christine Drake-Thomas & Pak Hei (Alvin) Leung

Trans-Crypted Memory: A Transhumanist Techno-Pop Opera (2022) utilizes open-source Artificial Intelligence programs to generate the lyrical backbone of the work. The piece is in two acts that travel through time from the watery primordial beginnings of cyborgs to a period of modernist Romanticism to a speculative cyborgian future. This is musically explored by an interplay between AI-generated materials and human creativity. The symbiotic relationship between AI and human creatives suggest transhumanism’s advocation for humanity to conjoin with technology to reach the next phase of human cognition and evolution.

AI Text Generation to create the libretto for Trans-Crypted Memory: A Transhumanist Techno-Pop Opera (2022)

Cantonese Translation:
《記憶轉錄:超人類主義電子流行音樂歌劇》 (2022) 利用開源人工智能程序生成作品嘅歌詞。 作品分為兩幕,從半機械人由水而生嘅原始開端到現代主義色彩能夠嘅浪漫情歌,再到充滿風險嘅半機械人未來。呢個概念喺音樂上,通過人工智能生成材料同人類創造力之間嘅相互影響作探索。 作品透過人工智能同人類創意之間嘅共生關係,表達超人類主義提倡人類同技術相結合,以達到人類認知同進化嘅下一階段。