The Australian Creative Music Ensemble is a new contemporary collective focused on improvising, and dedicated to the commissioning of new work. Working with the new generation of creative musicians and composers, and not afraid to challenge both its members and audiences, ACME seeks to investigate non-musical ideas and find new ways to create music.
In 2017 ACME will present their inaugural program, no new noise. In an age of personal assistants hidden inside mobile phones, self-driving cars and increasingly self-aware technology, no new noise seeks to ask the question: how long is it until artificial intelligence replaces composers and musicians?
Three composers will respond to this idea, creating new works for a powerhouse improvising ensemble exploring questions of authenticity in an age of digital reproduction, asking whether computers can truly develop a creative aesthetic, and wondering what is the nature of intelligence anyway?