Roberto Alonso Trillo (Performer), Marek Poliks (Composer)

Research output: Non-textual formPerformance


Roberto Alonso & Marek Poliks
Orpheus Institute (Ghent)

Marek Poliks & Roberto Alonso

Archon is an open-source data interface. It provides an interactive layer to Demiurge, a deep learning audio synthesis engine developed by Marek Poliks and Roberto Alonso. Archon, working in concert with Demiurge, makes most of the music on this record.

Archon was developed with the belief that the future of music will replace (and is replacing) instruments and instrumentality with algorithmic verticalities capable of deploying and recombining the literal historical entirety of recorded audio according to affect-based macro-categories. Making music will need to change from a real- time experience to one of prompt-based audio generation, results management, and readymade conformity-driven refinement operations. In response, Archon facilitates a dynamic, behaviorally-adaptive, interpretive relationship between a musician and a data entity - reinjecting intimacy, proximity, and instrumentality into the higher-level data management activities that will constitute the future of music-making.

Archon is written in Python and Supercollider. Demiurge is written in Python.

Original languageEnglish
PublisherOrpheus Institute
Media of outputOther
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jun 2022

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Music


Dive into the research topics of 'Archon'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this