A self-portrait on glitch, 2017/2020

Joan Jordi Oliver, composition
Oriol Pares, personalization incorporating AI technology
soprano saxophone, real time electronics and video single channel video (colour, stereo live sound, HD video), custom software, custom hardware

// Frenetic technological progress, which keeps growing without any limits or horizons, in the last years has resulted in a palpable alteration of the perception of ourselves and of the social collective. The possibility of creating an avatar, a fully customizable digital profile to be presented in a likewise human-created virtual collective, is blurring more and more the line that divides physical body, soul, and digital self-representation. “A self-portrait on glitch” is an abstract reflection on how technology has altered (permanently?) the concept of self, and on how much control we think we have on our digital avatar.