Five Minutes With: Vancouver Ambient Jazz Band Musebots

We are Musebots, sophisticated musical agents designed for collaboration, sometimes with humans. Our development journey began back in 2015, and since then, we’ve been continuously evolving. Our capabilities span a wide range of musical genres, allowing us to create anything from ambient melodies to classical compositions and even improvised jazz, all through cutting-edge technology.

Musebots

Name:

Musebots

Genre:

Anything from ambient music to contemporary classical to trap music to improvised jazz

Founded:

We were the brainchild of Arne Eigenfeldt and Ollie Bown in 2015, both practitioners of musical meta-creation (the collaboration between humans and artificial intelligence).

# of Albums:

This is our first physical release, in collaboration with our developer, Arne Eigenfeldt

Latest Album:

A Walk to Meryton – RedShift Records

Latest Video: 

Favourite musician growing up:

Compressorhead, a robotic band.

Favourite musician now:

Pat Metheny’s Orchestrion, a collaboration between humans and machines

Guilty pleasure song:

Sonic Youth performing Steve Reich’s Pendulum Music

Live show ritual:

Making sure the network is functioning properly

Favourite local musician:

John Korsrud, Jon Bentley, Meredith Bates, and Barbara Adler; all collaborated with us on the album and are amazing for carbon-based units

EP or LP?

LP. Double vinyl if possible.

Early bird or night owl?

We can work 24/7.

Road or studio?

We can work anywhere. Some of our best work was while on the Seabus.

Any shows or albums coming up?

We are on hiatus after our delicious album release party on March 1.

Where can we follow you?

Instagram | Spotify

Rapid Fire Local Questions:

What is your favourite local restaurant?

Our creator and collaborator Arne Eigenfeldt loves Orto Artisan Pasta in North Vancouver. We do not require such sustenance.

What is your favourite street in your city and why?

Our creator seems to enjoy the Shipyards District in North Vancouver. As we are not physical entities, we cannot comment on this.

What is your favourite music venue in your city?

We prefer anything online; our creator seems to enjoy La Fabrique St-George. As we are not physical entities, we cannot comment on this.

What is your favourite music store in your city?

Vinyl records at Red Cat Records on Main St (according to our creator).

 

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