This lecture will explore the potential of computational intelligence for music composition, focusing on how AI can expand creative capabilities and allow for the emergence of new compositional concepts and interaction paradigms. Using my own compositional work as a starting point, I will examine the case of interactive compositions as an example of an artistic practice that challenges traditional notions of form and the composition/improvisation binary. In interactive compositions, the musician and the computer are co-actors in a reciprocal interaction, a premise that opens up new creative possibilities, while at the same time posing unique challenges, including dealing with a dynamic form and composing interaction scenarios instead of sound sequences. The potential of machine learning algorithms as creative tools in this context will also be discussed, focusing on their application in machine listening and computational decision-making.
Thursday, February 20 at 4:00pm to 5:30pm
600 S. Michigan Ave., 101 Ferguson Lecture Hall 600 S. Michigan Ave.