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February 2014 Archives

Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada: the Dr. Svec interview

IMG_2392_edited_small_0203015615398.pngLast year Henry Adam Svec became Dr. Svec, after successfully defending his thesis in media studies at the University of Western Ontario.

In the years he's laboured in academia publishing papers, he's also managed to combine his interests and studies in media history and theory, stardom, celebrity culture, pop music, tactical and alternative media--not to mention acting--into six musical releases.

I was thrilled to be able to once again speak to Henry, this time about his new project called Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada Vol. 1.

Dr. Svec joined me in the Bandwidth studio via Skype from his home in London, Ontario.

 

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Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs & Sultans of String

Saturday, February 8th:

 

  • London's HENRY ADAM SVEC managed to release five musical projects while climbing the academic ladder toward a PhD in media studies. Along with his title of Dr. Svec comes his sixth: a collaboration with a mysterious Czech computer programmer (who has since vanished) and their brain-child LIVINGSTON. It is software that spat out Svec's new album entitled Artificially Intelligent Folk Songs of Canada Vol. 1 (Download here.)
  • A Sprinterview with SULTANS OF STRING and a contest to win two pairs of tickets to see them with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra (or a CD prize pack if you're nowhere near Sudbury).
  • New music from AIN'T NO LOVE, KIMBERLY SUNSTRUM, CHRISTINA TRACY, DIEM LAFORTUNE, and 2014 Juno nominee SHAD.