© Kenta Tanaka 2015 - 2023
"Urban Rhythmability" is a work that explores the structural rhythmicity of the city and plays music with the rhythm of the city. The project begins by filming every aspect of the Roppongi landscape from the TOKYO CITY VIEW on the 52nd floor of Roppongi Hills Mori Tower. Using a machine learning program, it detects the movement of objects in Roppongi (people, cars, trains, traffic lights, etc.) and generates rhythms from these objects, which are then used as notes on a musical score. The rhythms, the environmental sounds collected by field recording in Roppongi, and the musical sounds are then used as equal parts to compose a piece of music that can be played by the city of Roppongi.
Artist: Kenta Tanaka and Kye Shimizu
Composition: Kenta Tanaka:
Machine Learning: Kye Shimizu:
Software Engineering: Ryo Yumoto
Video: Kazuki Takahashi: