Amitav Acharya

Amitav Acharya

Professor of International Relations; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

S. M. Amadae

S. M. Amadae

University Lecturer in Politics; 2019-2021 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Roger Ames

Roger Ames

Philosopher, Editor and Translator; 2016-18 Berggruen Fellow at Peking University

Mike Ananny

Mike Ananny

Professor in Communication and Journalism; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Aneesh Aneesh

Aneesh Aneesh

Sociologist, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Hillary Angelo

Hillary Angelo

Sociologist; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Stephen C.	Angle

Stephen C. Angle

Philosopher; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at Tsinghua University

Shunong Bai

Shunong Bai

Biologist, 2020-2021 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Tongdong Bai

Tongdong Bai

Philosopher; 2016-18 Berggruen Fellow

Naazneen Barma

Naazneen Barma

Associate Professor of National Security Affairs; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Eddie Barnes

Eddie Barnes

Writer, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Brian Berkey

Brian Berkey

Philosopher; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

Joshua Berson

Joshua Berson

Philosopher, Design Scientist; 2018–19 USC Dornsife Berggruen Fellow

Rajeev Bhargava

Rajeev Bhargava

Political Theorist; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at Tsinghua University

Dominic Boyer

Dominic Boyer

Anthropologist, 2021-2022 Berggruen Fellow

Jacob Browning

Jacob Browning

Philosopher; 2018-20 Berggruen Fellow

Stuart Candy

Stuart Candy

Futurist, 2021-2022 Berggruen Fellow

Denise Celentano

Denise Celentano

Philosopher; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Ruth Chang

Ruth Chang

Philosopher; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

R. Alta Charo

R. Alta Charo

Professor of Law; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Xiaoping Chen

Xiaoping Chen

Professor and AI Engineer, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Haidan Chen

Haidan Chen

Philosopher, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Angelos Chryssogelos

Angelos Chryssogelos

Political Scientist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

Gan Chunsong

Gan Chunsong

Philosopher; 2018-19 Berggruen China Center Fellow

David Ciepley

David Ciepley

Political Scientist; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Margaret Liu Clinton

Margaret Liu Clinton

Exhibition Maker, Writer, Art Historian, 2020 Berggruen Fellow

Gabriel Coren

Gabriel Coren

ToftH Researcher

Joshua Dienstag

Joshua Dienstag

Author, Political Scientist, Professor of Law; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow

Weiwen Duan

Weiwen Duan

Professor; 2020-2021 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Christina Dunbar-Hester

Christina Dunbar-Hester

Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Brent Durbin

Brent Durbin

Associate Professor of Government; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Devika Dutt

Devika Dutt

Economist, 2021-2022 Berggruen Fellow

Yael Eisenstat

Yael Eisenstat

Democracy Activist, 2021-22 Berggruen Fellow

Claire Fedoruk

Claire Fedoruk

ToftH Researcher

Marco Ferrante

Marco Ferrante

Philosopher; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at Oxford University

Owen Flanagan

Owen Flanagan

Philosopher, Neurobiologist; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Sam Fleischacker

Sam Fleischacker

Philosopher; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Liz Fouksman

Liz Fouksman

Sociologist; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

David Frayne

David Frayne

Writer and Social Researcher; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Maya Indira Ganesh

Maya Indira Ganesh

Junior Berggruen Fellow

Jianqiao Ge

Jianqiao Ge

Brain Scientist, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Misha Glenny

Misha Glenny

Journalist, Historian; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Eliza Griswold

Eliza Griswold

Journalist and Poet; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard Divinity

Chaihark Hahm

Chaihark Hahm

Professor of Law; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Jingfang Hao

Jingfang Hao

Author, Researcher; 2019-2020 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Huaihong He

Huaihong He

Professor; 2019-2020 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Peter Hershock

Peter Hershock

Philosopher; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at Peking University

Michael J. Hiscox

Michael J. Hiscox

Political Scientist; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Johanna Hoffman

Johanna Hoffman

Urbanist, 2021-2022 Berggruen Fellow

Sara Hudson

Sara Hudson

Writer, Researcher, Strategist, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Vincent Ialenti

Vincent Ialenti

Anthropologist, 2021-22 Berggruen Fellow

Toomas Ilves

Toomas Ilves

Former President of Estonia and Journalist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Yi-Huah Jiang

Yi-Huah Jiang

Political Scientist; 2015-16 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Sungmoon Kim

Sungmoon Kim

Political Scientist; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

Sungho Kimlee

Sungho Kimlee

Political Theorist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

Thomas Kurer

Thomas Kurer

Political Scientist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

Hannah Landecker

Hannah Landecker

Sociologist and Author; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at USC Dornsife

Terra Lawson-Remer

Terra Lawson-Remer

Social Change Entrepreneur, Political Economist and Attorney; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Joseph Lemelin

Joseph Lemelin

Philosopher; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Dominique Lestel

Dominique Lestel

Philosopher; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Chenyang Li

Chenyang Li

Philosopher; 2015-16 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Jin Li

Jin Li

Cultural and Developmental Psychologist; 2015-17 Berggruen Fellow

Chenjian Li

Chenjian Li

Professor and Physician Scientist, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Fenrong Liu

Fenrong Liu

Logician; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Xiaoli Liu

Xiaoli Liu

Philosopher, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Xiao Liu

Xiao Liu

East Asian Studies Expert, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Jennifer London

Jennifer London

Political Theorist; 2017-19 Berggruen Fellow

Qiaoying Lu

Qiaoying Lu

Assistant Professor; 2020-2021 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Aaron Maniam

Aaron Maniam

Researcher; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Andrew F. March

Andrew F. March

Political Scientist; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

John Markoff

John Markoff

Journalist; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Adrienne Mayor

Adrienne Mayor

Historian, Folklorist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Francis Mckay

Francis Mckay

Anthropologist; 2018-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Hélène Mialet

Hélène Mialet

Anthropologist and Philosopher of Science; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at USC Dornsife

Samuel Moyn

Samuel Moyn

Professor of Law and History; 2016-17 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

Viren Murthy

Viren Murthy

Historian; 2016-18 Berggruen Fellow

Robert Neuwirth

Robert Neuwirth

Author, Journalist, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Thierry Ngosso

Thierry Ngosso

Philosopher; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at Harvard EJSCE

Jason Oakes

Jason Oakes

Sociologist; 2019-20 Junior Berggruen Fellow

Sarah Ogilvie

Sarah Ogilvie

Linguist; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Mark Paul

Mark Paul

Political Economist, 2021-2022 Berggruen Fellow

David Platzer

David Platzer

Anthropologist; 2018-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Arati Prabhakar

Arati Prabhakar

Engineer, Former Head of DARPA; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Tenzin Priyadarshi

Tenzin Priyadarshi

Philosopher and Monk; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Allison Pugh

Allison Pugh

Sociologist; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Venkatesh Rao

Venkatesh Rao

Writer, Editor; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Tobias Rees

Tobias Rees

Founder, CEO of ToftH.org

Nicole Rigillo

Nicole Rigillo

Anthropologist; 2018-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Alix Rule

Alix Rule

Sociologist; 2017-18 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Trebor Scholz

Trebor Scholz

Scholar-activist, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Caroline Sinders

Caroline Sinders

ToftH Researcher

Rafal K Stepien

Rafal K Stepien

Asian Religious Scholar; 2016-18 Berggruen Fellow at Oxford University

Anna Sun

Anna Sun

Sociologist; 2015-17 Berggruen Fellow

Anjan Sundaram

Anjan Sundaram

Author, Journalist, TV Presenter, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Sebastian Sunday Grève

Sebastian Sunday Grève

Philosopher; 2020-2021 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Jamie Susskind

Jamie Susskind

Author, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Lana Swartz

Lana Swartz

Media studies expert, 2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Martine Syms

Martine Syms

ToftH Artist Fellow, 2018-2020

Fabrizio Tassinari

Fabrizio Tassinari

2020-2021 Berggruen Fellow

Zhao Tingyang

Zhao Tingyang

Philosopher, 2018-19 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Yukiko Uchida

Yukiko Uchida

Professor of Psychology; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Robin R. Wang

Robin R. Wang

Philosopher; 2016-2017 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Yangming Wang

Yangming Wang

Professor of Molecular Medicine; 2019-2020 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Jacob Ward

Jacob Ward

Journalist, Writer and Television Correspondent; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Steven Weber

Steven Weber

Political Scientist; 2019-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Elvia Wilk

Elvia Wilk

Writer, Editor, Berggruen Researcher

Leah Willemin

Leah Willemin

Berggruen Researcher

Şerife Wong

Şerife Wong

ToftH Researcher

David B. Wong

David B. Wong

Philosopher; 2015-16 Berggruen Fellow at CASBS

Jacqueline Wu

Jacqueline Wu

ToftH Researcher

Tianyue Wu

Tianyue Wu

Professor; 2019-2020 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Julianne Yip

Julianne Yip

Anthropologist; 2018-2020 Berggruen Fellow

Alden Young

Alden Young

Professor, 2021-2022 Berggruen Fellow

Riccardo Zago

Riccardo Zago

Economist; 2018-19 Berggruen Fellow at NYU

Yi Zeng

Yi Zeng

Professor of Brain-inspired Intelligence; 2018-2020 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Xianglong Zhang*

Xianglong Zhang*

Philosopher, 2021-2022 Berggruen China Center Fellow

Gary Zhexi Zhang

Gary Zhexi Zhang

Artist, Writer, Berggruen Researcher

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composed by Arswain
machine learning consultation by Anna Tskhovrebov
commissioned by the Berggruen Institute
premiered at the Bradbury Building
downtown Los Angeles
april 22, 2022

Human perception of what sounds “beautiful” is necessarily biased and exclusive. If we are to truly expand our hearing apparatus, and thus our notion of beauty, we must not only shed preconceived sonic associations but also invite creative participation from beings non-human and non-living. We must also begin to cede creative control away from ourselves and toward such beings by encouraging them to exercise their own standards of beauty and collaborate with each other.

Movement I: Alarm Call
‘Alarm Call’ is a long-form composition and sound collage that juxtaposes, combines, and manipulates alarm calls from various human, non-human, and non-living beings. Evolutionary biologists understand the alarm call to be an altruistic behavior between species, who, by warning others of danger, place themselves by instinct in a broader system of belonging. The piece poses the question: how might we hear better to broaden and enhance our sense of belonging in the universe? Might we behave more altruistically if we better heed the calls of – and call out to – non-human beings?

Using granular synthesis, biofeedback, and algorithmic modulation, I fold the human alarm call – the siren – into non-human alarm calls, generating novel “inter-being” sonic collaborations with increasing sophistication and complexity. 

Movement II: A.I.-Truism
A synthesizer piece co-written with an AI in the style of Vangelis’s Blade Runner score, to pay homage to the space of the Bradbury Building.

Movement III: Alarmism
A machine learning model “learns” A.I.Truism and recreates Alarm Call, generating an original fusion of the two.

Movement IV: A.I. Call
A machine learning model “learns” Alarm Call and recreates A.I.Truism, generating an original fusion of the two.


RAVE (IRCAM 2021) https://github.com/acids-ircam/RAVE