We are the music makers… AI & MusicForum
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Thursday 13
with Anna Xambò (C4DM-QMUL), Magda Polo (UB EKHO), Moisés Horta aka 𝔥𝔢𝔵𝔬𝔯𝔠𝔦𝔰𝔪𝔬𝔰, Sergi Jordà (UPF), and Thor Magnusson (Intelligent Instruments)

AI & Music powered by S+T+ARTS 

 

 

Since Sónar hosted the S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival in 2021, Artificial Intelligence has moved from being a subject debated on panels to a widely used tool for music production. In this open forum, a panel of musicians, researchers, artists and academics will explain how they’re making use of AI in their work, with participation and interaction encouraged from the audience.

 

Anna Xambó is an experimental electronic music producer and researcher. She’s currently a Senior Lecturer in Sound and Music Computing at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. 

 

Magda Polo leads the EKHO research group at the University of Barcelona, an interdisciplinary team focused on soundscapes. Following the presentation of ‘The Right Way’, an AI-created soundscape of the rapper Leïti Sene, at Sónar 2023, she’s working on a new project focused on Yoko Ono.

 

Moisés Horta is a Mexican sound artist, technologist and musician who records under the name 𝔥𝔢𝔵𝔬𝔯𝔠𝔦𝔰𝔪𝔬𝔰. He’s just released a collaborative album of generative AI music, ‘MUTUALISMX’, on Nicolas Jaar’s Other People label. At the heart of the project is his SEMILLA.AI synthesiser, which enables artists to interact directly with an AI powered generative audio tool that’s inspired by an ancient Mexican practice for predicting the future.

 

 

Sergi Jordà is a Catalan innovator, computer scientist, music technology and AI researcher, currently working in the Music Technology Group (MTG) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Part of the team that created the Reactable instrument (as used by Björk), he’s now exploring the application and implications of artificial intelligence in music, as well as studying the effects of music on sleep.

 

 

Thor Magnusson is a musician, software developer, researcher and professor. He’s also the leader of the Intelligent Instruments Lab, an European funded research team that’s investigating the role of AI in new musical instruments and exploring the applications of these developments in music and beyond.

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