Sonic Darts: Artificial Intelligence

Sonic Darts
4 min readJun 9, 2022

Gwaith Sŵn’s Sonic Darts radio show from Monday 6th June 2022, first broadcast on Resonance FM. Catch-up via

This month’s show explores the implications and creative applications for artificial intelligence and machine learning on sound, music and art. Featuring work from Malte Steiner, Lauren Wong, Arash Akbari and Eva Sjuve. We also talk to artist and lecturer Dr Stephen Roddy about data sonification, AI and machine learning.

Full details of the artists featured are listed below.

Malte Steiner — Adventures In AI

Malte Steiner (born 1970) is a German media artist, electronic musician and composer. He started creating electronic music and visual art around 1983, developing his own vision of the interdisciplinary Gesamtkunstwerk.

First exhibitions already in 1983. In 1986 Steiner took a course in electro-acoustic music in Lüneburg by H.W. Erdmann and gave his first concerts in the following years, e. g. in Germany, France and Belgium, and started 1987 to release his music on cassette, later on vinyl, CD and online.

In 1998 he began to create electronic art and installations and additionally in 2003 several netart projects including a collaborative visual networking environment, shown in the Java museum in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Besides diverse music projects Steiner is also involved in several open source projects and has done lectures, radio features and workshops.

2018 he relocated to Aalborg, Denmark.

Lauren Wong — A Prediction for All and None

A sound engineer who lives in Hong Kong and likes experimental sound.

Arash Akbari — Zār

Arash Akbari is a transdisciplinary artist, based in Tehran, Iran. His interest in dynamic art systems, human perception, nonlinear narrative, and the co-existence between physical and digital worlds compelled him to explore the fields of generative systems, interaction design, and real-time processing. He examines the ways that computational processes, interactive cybernetic systems and their emergent behaviors can evoke concepts, ideas and questions as well as social and emotional responses and impacts. Akbari directs his experimental practices into audio-visual performances and installations, interactive applications, and multisensory experiences.

His compositions investigate experimental approaches to sound generation, field recordings, acoustic instrumentation, digital synthesis, DSP, and noise to create immersive sonic environments that explore the agency of autonomous systems, indeterminacy, memory, and the perception of time and space.
His work has been presented in different festivals and exhibitions around the world, such as DOK Neuland, Athens Digital Arts Festival, Recto VRso Festival, Mutek Forum, Simultan Festival, Uncloud Festival, New Media Fest, 3D Web Fest, Cinnamon Colomboscope, Lacuna Festival, Videofenster and Graphical Web Conference. He has released albums on Karl Records, Flaming Pines, Unknown Tone Records, Taalem, and Soft Recordings among numerous other labels.
He has collaborated with many great artists such as Moor Mother, Martin Steer (Bad Stream),Farzané, Sote and others.

Eva Sjuve — Metopia Deep Signal

Eva Sjuve is a sound artist working with new technologies, AI, and environments

Stephen Roddy — Signal to noise music

Stephen Roddy is an independent Irish musician and performer with a background in diverse musical styles from experimental electronic music to rock & metal. He has been described as “an expert of his craft” making “quirky, odd, heavy” experimental electronic music that is “big and bold” and “not afraid of taking risks”. His collaborative work has been described as “raw, rhythmic, primal yet playful”, “searingly powerful and a sheer joy to behold”. His influences range from Nine Inch Nails to John Cage and his distinctive sound is defined by a unique blend of guitars, electronics, and experimental sound practices.

We also played Frontier by Holly Herndon. You can check out Holly Herndon’s “digital twin” Holly Plus at

And, 2nd Day by Debit from the album The Long Count



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We are a Sonic Arts collective that amongst other things produce radio space monthly on Resonance FM 104.4 London.