Artists

YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK
YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK
YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK
YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK

YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK
YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK
YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK
YONA featuring Ash KooshaIR, UK

From Tehran’s repressively underground punk-rock scene to the AI-penned lyrics and the computer-generated rhythms of auxuman (auxiliary human) singer-songwriter YONA, this polymath Iranian performer and software humanist has spent his entire career on the frontlines of musical revolutions, both physical and virtual.

Style

Stunning, synesthesia-triggered VR sound sculptures; boundary-pushing experiments in algorithmic arpeggios; fractal patterns of dizzying and densely cinematic melodies

Labels

Ninja Tune, Olde English Spelling Bee, Realms

Latest

YONA: C (2018); Ash Koosha: Stamina (2018), A OK (2018), Return O (2018), Aktual (2018)

More

In a 2018 interview with Dazed, AI singer-songwriter YONA predicted that man and machine would live completely as one in “approximately 32 years”