Zsolt Szabo, assistant professor of trombone and euphonium in WCU’s School of Music, performed in Yerevan, Armenia, on Oct. 6 as a member of the World Congress on Information Technology World Orchestra.
The orchestra opened one of the largest IT events in the world, the 23rd World Congress on Information Technology. Marking a first in the history of technology, the orchestra presented real-time music composed through artificial intelligence “representing a combination of human talent, emotions and the power of machine learning,” said Sergey Smbatyan, founder and principal conductor of the orchestra.
Szabo and his fellow musicians, representing 15 countries around the world, performed in front of thousands of people who gathered on Republic Square in Yerevan.
The performance can be viewed online, with the presentation beginning at the 17-minute mark.