"Can anyone now generate an image from a few words? Yes.
But can a group of artists utilize the tools meaningfully? I think so and, in time, this will progress into a powerful and beautiful practice."
That's the takeaway from OpeRAVE: ARia, a "digital transformation" that saw a live soprano singing alongside AI-generated projections at London's Milton Court, the Telegraph reports.
The project was the brainchild of composer Toby Young and DJ Laurie Carrol, both of whom are opera singers, and OpeRAVE's website explains that they were "considering how we could make opera more relatable and persuade modern audiences by creating a very different type of opera."
What they came up with: a "live soprano singing amid AI-generated projections," as the site puts it.
The projections, which were projected onto the stage, used sound waves to create a "woozy electronic sounds which resolved into a thumping, bass-heavy dance track," per the Telegraph.
What viewers didn't get to see: the performance itself.
Instead, audience members wore virtual reality glasses that allowed them to feel the sounds between the performer and the audience, as well as interact with the projected images via touch screens.
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