Thursday, January 31, 2019


“Heteroglossia” describes the coexistence of distinct varieties within a single language. In Ben Vida’s composition Heteroglossic Riot, software reads text scores, which in turn drive the synthesis of synthetic speech and abstract sound. Through the interplay and disparity between text, speech, and sound, Vida points to the idiosyncratic possibilities offered by computationally assisted translation.

                                                                 Heteroglossic Riot