Welsh mezzo beams her arias to Silicon Valley and backmain
It is said to be the ‘first computer music algorithm implemented on a quantum computer (and) the first live use of explicit quantum processes in an artistic piece.’
Mezzo-soprano Juliette Pochin sang across the internet into the quantum D-Wave machine at the University of South California’s Information Sciences Institute in Marina Del Rey. Her voice was run through algorithms to make new sounds, which were beamed back to be included in her live performance.
It’s not the first time Juliette has gone where no opera singer has gone before.