The Computer Accent

Feature Documentary Film

85 min

Directed by Riel Roch-Decter & Sebastian Pardo

Feature documentary following YACHT during the research, composition, and recording of the album Chain Tripping. Working with technologists and leading AI researchers, YACHT uses cutting-edge data analysis tools, machine learning, neural networks, sci-fi instruments, and generative composition strategies to create a new kind of human-machine music—melodies, lyrics, artwork, videos, and all. Putting AI to the test in the name of art, YACHT are guides through the brave new world of machine intelligence. Along the way, they question their own roles in a future where software anticipates, generates, and synthesizes human work.

World premiered on March 30th at CPH:DOX 2022; international festival selections include Academia Film Olomouc (Czech Republic), SoundTrack_Cologne, Ambulante Film Festival (Mexico City), UNHERHÖRT! (Hamburg), Kaohsiung Film Festival (Taiwan). Wide release forthcoming.