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"White cables hang from hearts, beats they’re guided synchronised", musician, writer and poet, Anika writes in her 'Scratcha' poem, observing today’s world. Man created machine by abstracting reality into a binary rule set: 1, 0. We made a model. Now it changes, as reality tries to fit that abstract model. Music and our tastes have been guided and influenced by common denominators; we want more of what we already know. But what does this hold for the future of art? For the future of musicians and the future of writers? Are artists making themselves redundant by sticking to the winning formulas of the past?
Such questions form the frame of this very special performance, when Anika takes to the stage next to a writing robot. The machine generates the lyrics, the artists intones them, opening-up an ongoing conversation between lyrics, voice, and music. The Writing Robot is a collaboration between Anika and Computer Programmer, Raoul Sanders.