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Reeps One

Reeps One (a.k.a. Harry Yeff) is a world-renowned beatboxer and artist specializing in audio-visual spectacle and performance.

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Reeps One is an award-winning artist who specialises in voice and tech-based performance. Yeff’s expertise in vocal musicianship and creative direction has generated an online global following, rendering over 100 million views and recognition as a pioneer of experimental vocalism. In 2018 Yeff completed his third artist residency at Harvard University and acquired the title of ‘Culture Leader’ with the World Economic Forum. Yeff produces work spanning disciplines, contexts and media as a response to an ongoing investigation into the evolution of the human voice, art and science. His work explores the fusion of visual and audio cultures, transforming vocal music into visible, physical form through performance, installation, sculpture, photography and film as well as curatorial, directorial and academic projects. Yeff has become one of the most decorated and progressive lateral thinkers in the world of voice and technology.

Selected AI Artworks:

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Reeps One ft. A.I. “Second Self”

Second Self is an arts and science collaboration between Reeps One, Dada Bots and the E.A.T. program at Nokia Bell labs. The collaboration is a live performance piece designed to integrate machine learning and generative audio as a practical artistic tool and to raise awareness about machine learning beyond the academic, technological and engineering demographics via the medium of film.

Reeps One’s Videos:

This is the We Speak Music Documentary by Reeps One - Episode 6, Second Self - Human and Machine. #WeSpeakMusic Reeps One and his digital beatboxing A.I. 'twin' perform a duet together inside the Nokia Bell Labs Anechoic Chamber.

Artist and beatboxer Reeps One and Domhnaill Hernon, head of Experiments in Art and Technology (EAT) at Nokia Bell Labs, present a world first in artificial intelligence and beatboxing on the Inspirefest 2018 stage.

Reeps One on using Artificial Intelligence:

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Reeps One’s Residencies:

  • 2018-present Artist in Research, Nokia Bell Labs

  • Artist in Residence, Harvard University

Reeps One’s Selected Speaking Engagements:

  • 2018 Culture Leader and Speaker, World Economic Forum

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