Experimental electronic music. AI neural-vocal duets. Synaesthetic reactions between sounds, tastes, and sights. Not sure what all of this adds up to? Then it’s time to check out Portrait XO’s live session of her song “Basic Quest” with The Mix at SXSW.
Berlin-based Portrait XO is a pioneering hybrid audiovisual artist whose work explores the intersection of all things music, art, science, and tech. Just like our team at Musixmatch, she’s fascinated with the potential of using AI for good in the music industry, and through it has discovered unheard melodies and even new singing techniques that shape her musical creations.
Although she hails from a background in classical piano, she was strongly influenced by jazz and improvisation from a young age, having grown up in L.A. and been involved in the music industry her whole life. Some of her iconic musical influences include Radiohead, David Bowie, Nina Simone, and much, much more.
Check out her song “Basic Quest” below to discover her incredible sound and why we’re obsessed with her music:
Curious to learn more about Portrait XO?
Portrait XO podcast episode on The Mix
Portrait XO lyrics on Musixmatch
Portrait XO’s website
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