Voice technologies (VT), such as biometric identification and emotion recognition, give rise to concerns regarding the surveillance, profiling and tracking of individuals. Voice cloning poses inherent risks, including identity theft, impersonation, and the dissemination of misinformation.
VOICES is an interactive sound installation, combining Interactive Music (MaxMSP), Interactive Visuals (Unity) & AI Voice Cloning (RVC/Python) interacting through a squeezing device (Arduino micro-controller).
The work invites participants to co-create a sound-art composition with their voices. Participants are asked to record a secret. In return, they can experience a composition of secrets from different synthetic voices. This immersive experience aims to shed light on the otherwise opaque inner workings of VT.
VOICES was premiered at Ars Electronica Festival (Linz), funded by European Festivals Fund for Emerging Artists (EFFEA). It was initiated as part of CODE2023 by IMPAKT (Utrecht)/Transmediale (Berlin). The work was also presented at IMPAKT Festival (Utrecht).
Phivos-Angelos Kollias – Interactive Music/MaxMSP, Systems integration & Team Coordination
Ahnjili ZhuParris – Python programming/AI voice analysis
Mohsen Hazrati – Unity artist/Visuals
Yu Zhang – Arduino & set design