I joined up with my friend and colleague Eric Rosenbaum to debut Eric’s Echolaliator project at the Curious Sound Objects III show.
The Echolaliator is an interactive music improvisation system. It’s about amplifying musical creativity. Echolaliator listens as you play, recording each phrase. When you pause, it responds by playing back one of your previous phrases that it thinks is related (in this version, using an analysis of pitch). When it detects a repeating rhythm, it joins in with a pattern at the same tempo, composed of sounds it has heard. Speech and other sounds are included and sometimes reappear at surprising times.