Huawei recently introduced the new ferry "Mate 20 Pro". To highlight its outcome in a very special way and demonstrate its superior performance in the artificial intelligence field, Huawei teamed up a team of artists and gave them an exciting challenge: capturing the sound of light. A project combining technology and art transforms the fascinating natural phenomenon of polar shine into something completely new – the Sound of Light Symphony.
She spent several months collaborating on the ability of artificial intelligence to learn people in the field of recognizing images and creating new sound compositions. The participants met with a difficult task. They needed polar glow in Norway and then a special artificial intelligence system on the Huawei Mate 20 Pro phone to learn how to automatically recognize its key features and turn them into musical elements that were then incorporated into a unique symphony using the phone. In the final part of the challenge, a group of artists faced the creation of a more sensible experience that brings together innovations in artificial intelligence with never having heard the language of polar shadow or aura.
Wonderful trip: from shooting a polar shine to a final performance
Aurora hunter Kjetil Skogli shot into the night sky at polar glow in a spacious firearm from Tromsø, Norway. Upon completion of the recording, the images were sent to the sound studio where they were processed by award-winning composer Mark Sayfritz using a special artificial intelligence system and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro phone, based on their unique symphony.
The musical masterpiece was given to one of the best composers and conductors in the world, James Shearman, and made an unforgettable orchestral performance Sound of Light from the famous Brahms Hall in Vienna. As an inspiration for the whole journey and expectations, artificial intelligence was used by the Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
"With Sound of Light performance, I wanted to create strong emotions in the audience so that they can feel like polar shine, and artificial intelligence really speaks to them through music" said James Shearman, composer and conductor of the Sound of Light symphony.
Enabling the inability: the role of the Mate 20 Pro phone in the sound of light symphony
It is a very powerful device for the realization of the Sound of Light symphony. So, the Huawei Mate 20 Pro proved to be a necessary element in the implementation of the entire project. For the successful work of a specially created artificial intelligence system, he has used many advanced functionalities, which gives him a huge credit for success.
To begin with, engineers were given the task of creating a unique artificial intelligence system that could learn to identify and analyze different light characteristics. This artificial intelligence then learned how to integrate music elements with images of the polar shadow.
"With the introduction of artificial intelligence into my music, completely new creative possibilities have been opened, now I can import polar shine images into an artificial intelligence system that analyzes parameters such as color, size, shape, and speed, based on what he sees, he generates different variants of my musical phrases.Therefore, when artificial intelligence recognizes a particularly dramatic light effect, it can adjust the sound to reflect the intensity in the composition itself, and then they can incorporate these elements into the symphony itself, « explained composer Mark Sayfritz.
All created music elements would usually require very powerful computers at the stage of intensive processing. However, with the help of dedicated artificial intelligence, the team managed to change the next generation Mate 20 Pro. During the show, converted data over the phone were inserted into synthesizers, which then improved the symphony of different musical tones.
"The development of artificial intelligence has long been one of Huawei's top priorities. As with many other revolutionary technologies in front of us, artificial intelligence also enables us to overcome our abilities and achieve achievements that are not available recently. said Wang Yanmin, President of the CEE and the Nordic Region of Huawei Consumer Business Group.
Live Symphony in Vienna: evening artificial intelligence, music and polar shine
Ask a question "How does the polar shine sound?" The orchestral performance was performed at the Brahms Hall of the Musikverein concert hall in Vienna, which was created with the help of artificial intelligence. The musical spectacle was played by the Synchron Stage Orchestra under the baton of conductor James Shearman.
Huawei's Sound of Light event, organized by Ina Sabitzer, was attended by a large number of media representatives and other important guests. The performances were emphasized, and the magical evening included the Genesis film, which shows the entire process of creating a magnificent project.
Researchers: a brief presentation of the key producers of Sound of Light symphony
Kjetil Skogli, Aurora Hunter: Photographer and guide to finding polar shine in Tromsø, Norway. Kjetil helped capture the polar shadow of many media, such as the BBC, 60 minutes of Australia, the PRC and many others. In Sound of Light, he played a key role as a guide to finding delicate polar shades.
Mark Sayfritz, composer: One of the most famous musicians, composers and producers. Mark received several awards for his great music background, including works for Audi, Nike, Levi, Reebok and NBA. Mark's role in the Sound of Light project involves recording sound elements made by a special artificial intelligence system and placing them in a symphony. His love for cooperation, understanding of technology and musical donuts proved invaluable in the realization of the project.
James Shearman, conductor: an established British conductor and orchestra whose music featured over 80 films in its entirety, including Harry Potter and Firefly, Beauty and Beast and Manchester by the sea. The role of James Shearman as an arrangement and conductor of Sound of Light was crucial in the final act of connecting nature and artificial intelligence with the orchestral band.
Synchron Stage Orchestra: The Synchron Stage Orchestra consists of specially selected musicians from the most important Viennese orchestras. The orchestra operates under the umbrella of the studio for recording Synchron Stage Vienna, which specializes in organizing large orchestral ensembles and performing movie music. The orchestra has a lot of experience with the use of a movie music base, and its ability to adapt music to visual effects has played a major role in the performance of the performance.