republic of nynex

The Republic of NYNEX – Matt Kane

The Republic of Nynex used genetic algorithms to generate collages from user-submitted audio and ratings. Music, ambient noise, and voices were split up and randomly rearranged. The results were presented to a physical audience and Internet listeners. Audience ratings ranked the compositions, the best of which are mated and mutated to produce a new generation. The project was seeded with musical donations from a number of artists, mostly Boston-based. To listen and rate online, people visited nynex.hydrogenproject.com or followed @nynexrepublic on Twitter.

Final Generation, bred at MEGAPOLIS: