Samson Young: Trees in the Round

Friday, March 29 2024 / 12:00 AM

Visualization Research Centre / Hong Kong Baptist University

Hong Kong

Michael Schiefel (jazz vocal) & LEO (Koto)

In collaboration with Peter Nelson & Roberto Alonso Trillo

“Trees in the round” is a collaboration between media artist Peter Nelson, composer Roberto Alonso  Trillo, and artist-composer Samson Young. The project took, as its point of departure, tree forms created using a generative adversarial network by Nelson and Trillo. Young responded to these forms by looking into the archetypal image of world-centering trees. The 360-degree film will feature recorded performances by Tokyo-based koto player LEO,  performing original music by Young; as well as improvization by jazz vocalist Michael Schiefel.