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.
Stunning, synesthesia-triggered VR sound sculptures; boundary-pushing experiments in algorithmic arpeggios; fractal patterns of dizzying and densely cinematic melodies
Ninja Tune, Olde English Spelling Bee, Realms
YONA: C (2018); Ash Koosha: Stamina (2018), A OK (2018), Return O (2018), Aktual (2018)
In a 2018 interview with Dazed, AI singer-songwriter YONA predicted that man and machine would live completely as one in “approximately 32 years”