YOO was developed to bring out the potential
of any player and instruments.
YOO is your AI partner.
Like a living, breathing player,
YOO enhances your musical experience.
When you make music with YOO,
the possibilities are endless.
Music is a world of infinite possibilities for players and instruments. Yamaha developed YOO as an AI partner that expertly accompanies players to open new doors and bring out the potential of beginners and professionals alike. With YOO, you will have a thrilling experience that enhances the joy of making music.
The hands-on “Duet with YOO” exhibit will feature a projected image of YOO on a screen surrounding the piano. It's as if YOO is beside you, listening and responding to your every note. Those inexperienced in performing shouldn't be shy, because YOO will match your style and play dynamically to be in harmony with you.
YOO will also accompany professional musicians in breathtaking live performances like a seasoned human ensemble partner would. The expressive interactions between the human and AI performers will unquestionably create a new musical experience for listeners at the exhibit.
This installation is realized in collaboration with HAKUHODO i-studio, a digital production company.
YOO features an Artificial Intelligence Music Ensemble System developed by Yamaha that analyzes the performance of players, and predicts the players' timing and tempo to control a Disklavier piano to play in synchrony— all in real-time. It's like playing with a human partner.For details on Yamaha Music
Ensemble AI, click here
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Simulate legendary pianists, transcending space and time
Endowed with the playing style of Sviatoslav Richter, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, the AI performed with the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic.
Perform live duets
In the live concert event “Future Ensemble,” the AI performed the piano in three different duet groups, complementing the different playing style of each group.
World-renowned dancer Kaiji Moriyama performed with the Scharoun Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic, as the AI translated his movements into piano playing in real-time.