Kıvanç Tatar

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Kıvanç Tatar (Sweden/Canada/Turkey) is an artist-technologist focusing on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence in the fields of Music and Interactive Arts. His interdisciplinary research in Art and Technology integrates Interactive Arts, Advanced Technology, and Design to create transdisciplinary knowledge. His work has been exhibited across the globe; including notable events such as the cultural program at Rio Olympics 2016, the Ars Electronica Festival 2017 and 2020, CHI 2018, and MUTEK Montreal 2018.

He is an Assistant Professor in Interactive AI at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg Sweden. Additionally, he is a fellow of the Wallenberg AI, Autonomous Systems and Software Program – Humanities and Society (WASP-HS).


Coding the Latent No.1 is a live performance that brings together live coding and Artificial Intelligence based audio generation. The performance is an experimental approach to hack AI models using live coding. The AI model organizes a latent space of audio chunks, and live coding functions as a tool to explore the latent audio space. The approach builds on musical improvisation practice, while emphasizing proactivity, over reactivity and immediate musical reactions. Live coding becomes a tool for hacking the AI model in a live sonic design setting, while proactively planning compositional layers. This first edition of the Coding the Latent series invites the audience to a glitchy and noisy world of AI synthesized sounds, spatialized on 47 speakers.