THE VOICE IS VOICES
Mélia Roger (born in 1996) is an artist and sound designer based in Zurich (Switzerland). Her work explores the soundscape of media and technology, by looking at the intimate connection between individuals and networks.
She holds a sound engineering degree from the National Superior School Louis-Lumière (Paris) and she is now continuing a further academic research in the master of Transdisciplinary Studies at the Zurich University of the Arts, collaborating on acoustic ecology and soundscape streaming projects.
Firstly created as a sound installation in space, THE VOICE IS VOICES is a place of doubt between an organic voice and its vocal deep fake. The artificial voice has been constructed from a vocal corpus of many hours of recordings, and each word is generated completely by the machine, via text-to-speech synthesis. The organic voice becomes the miroir of its clone and blurs the boundaries of the vocal identity. You are listening to a binaural version of the work.
This project has been made with ENS Louis-Lumière (Paris), in collaboration with Ircam (Paris) and the ICST (Zurich).