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Cyborg pianist: Transforming classical music with AI and brain data

By David Stock

Zubin Kanga describes himself as a pianist, composer and technologist. In his latest work, Cyborg Pianist, which premiered at Kings Place, London, he commissioned composers to create new works that fused cutting-edge technology with classical piano. Using technologies such as MiMu motion detection gloves, brainwave sensors and artificial intelligence, Kanga hopes to create a new repertoire for the classical piano and bring it into the 21st century. “We now have this capability of becoming these cyborg musicians”, he says, “and generate a new way of making music using these new technologies.”

Cyborg Pianist is available now on CD and digital