Promo News - 17th May 2019

The annual campfest that is Eurovision takes place tomorrow night (May 18th) in Tel Aviv. But will there be anything on it as good as the first Eurovision song created by Artificial Intelligence?

Created by Israeli production team called Sweaty Machines, this was written and composed by a computer, based on hundreds of Eurovision songs written by humans. Which comes to explain such lyrical gems as 'In this pain of the bird who’s flying' , and 'There’s no life without your life in misery'. The title, Blue Jeans And Bloody Tears, is not bad either. 

Confronted by this kitsch masterpiece, Bristol-based directors Karni & Saul have done the sensible thing and created a sleek but simple visual of a robot exhaling the songsheet of the song. 

One thing is certain: if this was actually in Eurovision, it would get more votes than the British entry...

SWEATY MACHINES:

"We are a group of artists, musicians and programmers that wanted explore human creativity and challenge it. We have created a Eurovision AI song that celebrates Eurovision – its melodrama, kitsch and camp, its humor and its gimmicks. The result is comprised entirely of material written and composed by Artificial Intelligence, titled Blue Jeans & Bloody Tears.

"The project team fed hundreds of Eurovision songs – melodies and lyrics – into a neuron network. Then, algorithms produced thousands of new tunes and lines of verse, from which a few musical units were carefully selected and “welded” into a song.

"We hope this song will become the Eurovision unofficial anthem of Eurovision 2019. A duet on disillusioned love between Izhar Cohen (Israel's first Eurovision winner, 1978) and a computer, written and composed by a computer. The song was produced by Avshalom Ariel - one of the creators of TOY (Eurovision song winner, 2018)I. The first AI Eurovision song!!"

Credits

DirectorKarni & Saul
ProducerSulkybunny
Production CompanySulkybunny

Promo News - 17th May 2019

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