Eleanor Forte is a unique, aspiring singer, born in Japan. Although young, she is well known for many productions around the world. For Prof P she performs a variety of his songs, at the moment mainly retro style rock/pop. She is backed by a band of professional artists: Rapid C. (bass), Johnny Biab (keys), Adam “Reaper” Smithee (drums), Ludwig Chessbase (horns).
Well, Eleanor is not exactly human – she is a voicebank of the “Synthesizer V” software, developed by Dreamtonics Co. ltd., a startup located in Tokyo, Japan. And the "band" is formed by other pieces of software, used to create music. But does this mean the music itself is not real?
Prof P is a real professor, researching and lecturing entrepreneurship at the DHBW Karlsruhe. One of his projects labeled “DREDD – Das ruhmreiche Ende der Digitalisierung” (“The Glorious End Of Digitalization”) addresses the future of the global value creation chains, and the consequences for the human beings included. As a self-experiment he actually maps the whole value chain of musical production (including songwriting, texting, arrangement, creating instrumental and vocal tracks – and also distribute the music globally) completely alone.
More info/background and a real bio at www.armin-pfannenschwarz.de/music. What do you think? Prof P is ready to start the discourse - eh, groove…