Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Ambrosias Requiem :: Debussy Music Musical Essays
Ambrosias Requiem Soft sounds of Debussy weaving through the air, observed, perceived. A young person girl laughs as a red and blue wheeled drone struggles its way through a maze of books, pillows, and old electronics. A wavy tactile property of exasperation, high-pitched and loud, is emitted from the speakers on the wall. No laugh. Stop. Stop. Words spoken without tongue or teeth, mirroring human speech, infant-like, foreign. You have to go backwards, the young girl advises, but the drone continues to frame in against an old-fashioned CD-player. In the corner of the room, inside a computer, electrons flash, on-off, off-on. The blinking of LEDs and the whirring of fans marks the presence of burgeoning sentience. A new command is conceived of, written, and passed to the drone over a radio transmitter. The wheels spin in reverse and the small car lurches backwards at uncontrolled speed crashing into a pile of books and overturning. Poor baby. Poor, Ambrosia. Did you have a n throw? The young girl picked up the drone and laughed as the wheels spun uselessly in the air. Stop. Put down me. No laugh. Queen to King Seven. entertain mate Check mate What? Hey, it is...you beat me Brandys mouth hung open, stunned, but quickly it changed to a smile of love and pride. Youre soooo smart. You are the smartest computer ever Ambrosias monitor danced with swirling colors and through her speakers she contend the opening bars to Bachs Violin Concerto in A Minor, her favorite piece. The colors on the screen danced joyously to the beat. Oh, you clever thing, cooed Brandy. Now we must teach you to crystalise your own music. Sunlight flickered in dusty rays across the room, the floor was scattered with sheets of paper, scribbled with equations. I cant meet youre expectations. I am not that smart. If Im no good at math, its because my seed software was poorly designed. Ill always be a bad student. Ambrosia cleared her monitor of the exercise she was s tuck on. Im sorry, I couldnt know at the time. Genusoft was rated the lift out on the market. Better software came out later, but I couldnt just abandon you. You should be glad I didnt. Anyway, I think youre selling yourself short.