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Narrative Generator (for Living Machine)

  • Io Myers Studio 2 High Street Kensington, NSW 2052 Australia (map)

Narrative Generator (for Living Machine) debuts as part of UNSW's honours festival

Narrative Generator (for Living Machine) is an improvisation in which a set of rules derived from film and video game soundtracks, directs an assemblage of electronics, instruments, and performers. This ad hoc machine interacts with a randomly-chosen sequence of compositional techniques (represented by cards) and its own internal feedback to generate an emergent narrative, consisting of spoken word and soundtrack. Each component is calibrated for specific tasks: electronics portray the environmental and emotional contexts, instruments produce musical realisations of specific characters, and the narrator brings it all to life in spoken form


Practice-based Honours in Performance, Media and Film studies is a year long intensive creative-research process that allows students to develop their practice and create original, innovative works. Supervised and supported by UNSW staff this process culminates in a final public presentation. The diverse forms of these showings range from performance and screening, to installation or recording reflecting the multidisciplinary opportunities of the School.

Tuesday 5 - Thursday 7 September, 6pm (nightly)