Deep Learning aka Richard Pike presents ‘Evergreen’ his first AV live collaboration with digital artist Maximo Recio. Based on his album ‘Evergreen’ the themes involve humans’ impulse to categorise and understand nature, its relation to the digital realm via collection of data, and how between the organic and the digitised we can find something new, personal and even cosmic.

Musically it evolves from sparse ambience, CD glitch textures, which transform into polyrhythms, layered with interlocking, dove-tailed precise syncopation. Reminiscent of the American classical minimalists, it is enhanced by the use of plucked, hyper-real harps and softsynths, and vocals disembodied to become ‘vocussion’, creating an idiosyncratic landscape.

Responding in real time to these multi-layered polyrhythms, the visuals articulate a journey of nature formation as seen through the eyes of a machine, creating a constant dialogue between analytical perspectives and ungraspable Nature.

Listen to ‘Evergreen’

Evergreen AV premiere at Profound Sound Festival, Folkestone, UK, 2024


The show design is modular and scalable, and can be adapted to one or multiple screens, if available.

The screen would be either LED or projection, and it will act as the primary light source.

One-screen configuration
Two-screen configuration
Installation mode with spatial sound


Richard Pike aka Deep Learning is one third member of former Warp Records outfit PVT, founder of the Salmon Universe label and an award-winning TV soundtrack composer.

Nominated for an AACTA (Australia) award his scores have appeared on BBC Three. He studied composition at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. An Australian-born British multi-instrumentalist, Pike records elegant ambient music under the name Deep Learning, and as a member of the jazz-inspired trio Forgiveness on Gondwana Records. He has sound-designed for United Visual Artists London and has made music for psychedelic therapy with Wavepaths. According to Bandcamp’s ‘Best New Electronic’ and ‘New & Notable’ his latest album “dances like sunbeams through a prism”. He has recently supported UK electronic luminaries James Holden and Gold Panda live.

Maximo Recio is a media artist working on immersive installations and digital scenography.

Employing light, sound and a sculptural approach to video, Maximo creates augmented spaces — physical environments embedded with digital content. His process follows procedural generation techniques, and it is inspired by mathematical models of reality and our complex relationship with technology.

Since 2016, he has been a member of London-based art collective UVA, working on installation artworks. Maximo also operates as a solo practitioner, and his work has been seen in cultural institutions such as Tate Modern in London and the Power Station of Art in Shanghai. He has created visuals for performing artists including Floating Points, Elkka or the closing ceremony of Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.