Programme

Keynote Speakers:

  • Representing Creative Rhythms
    • Professor Elaine ChewQueen Mary, University of London
  • Evaluating the creativity of computational musicians

Programme

Monday 11th September

09.00 – 10.00: Registration
10.00 – 10.30: Coffee
10.30 – 11.00: Welcome (Robin Laney)
11.00 – 12.30: Paper Session 1: Algorithmic Generation

  • Chair: Steven Jan
  • Tom Collins and Robin LaneyComputer-Generated Stylistic Compositions with Long-Term Repetitive and Phrasal Structure.
  • Roger T. DeanPerturbing Deep Learned Models for Sound and Text Generation in Composition and Performance
  • Stefan Lattner, Maarten Grachten and Gerhard WidmerLearning Transformations of Musical Material using Gated Autoencoders

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
13:15: Performances

  • Jonathan Moss. The Poem Unleashed
  • Simon Kilshaw. Cerebal Mutterings
  • Stefano Kalonaris. Duoing

14.00 – 15.00: Panel Session 1: Now that deep learning has solved music, what’s next?

  • Chair: Bob Sturm
  • Panelists: Oded Ben-Tal, Elaine Chew, Roger Dean, Anna Jordanous, Stefan Lattner, Kevin Webster

15.00 – 16.00: Paper Session 2: Short Talks

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee
16.30 – 18.00: Paper Session 3: Analysis and Generation

  • Chair: Róisín Loughran
  • Simon CummingsLearning to Lose Control: Composition, Computation and Collaboration with CloudCube
  • Yoshiki Matsuura, Tetsu Tanahashi and Tetsuro Kitahara. A Pattern Recognition Approach to Analyze Temporal Evolution of a Bassist’s Musical Styles
  • Masatoshi Hamanaka, Keiji Hirata and Satoshi Tojo. Polyphonic Music Analysis Database Based on GTTM

18.30 – 20.00: Concert (event sign-up)

  • Torbjörn Hultmark (soprano trombone) and Roger Dean (piano)

Tuesday 12th September

09.00 – 11.00: Paper Session 4: Interfaces

  • Chair: Anna Jordanous
  • Oded Ben-Tal. Designing Interaction for Co-creation
  • Paolo Girol and Giovanni Albini. Mobile Devices’ Idiomaticity as a Cue for Musical Creativity
  • Javier Nistal, Perfecto Herrera and Sergi Jordà. Exploring the Spontaneous Expression of Human Finger-Tapping
  • Matt BellinghamSimon Holland and Paul MulhollandChoosers: Designing a Highly Expressive Algorithmic Music Composition System for Non-Programmers

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee
11.30 – 12.30: Panel Session 2: Musical Creativity & HCI

  • Chair: Simon Holland
  • Panelists: Matt Bellingham, Andrea Franceschini, Tom Mudd, Chris Nash

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
13:15: Performances

  • Simon Cummings. Cloud Triptych

14.00 – 15.00: Keynote Lecture 1: Representing Creative Rhythms

  • Elaine Chew, Queen Mary, University of London

15.00 – 16.00: Panel Session 3: Issues in the Evaluation of Creative Music Systems

  • Chair: Róisín Loughran
  • Panelists: Anna Jordanous, Stefano Kalonaris, Chris Nash, Bob Sturm

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee
16.30 – 18.00: Paper Session 5: Motivation and Models

  • Chair: Allan Jones
  • René Mogensen. Computational Motivation for Computational Creativity in Improvised Music
  • Samuel Hunt, Thomas Mitchell and Chris NashInitial Thoughts on Interactive Generative Music Composition
  • Christopher White. A Metrically Based Generative System of Harmony

18.30: Minibus leaves for Conference Dinner from Jennie Lee Building
18.45: Conference Dinner

  • The Swan Inn, Broughton Road, Milton Keynes Village, MK10 9AH

Wednesday 13th September

09.30 – 11.00: Paper Session 6: Multi-Media

  • Chair: Simon Holland
  • Shahar Elisha and Tillman Weyde. Exploration of Emotion-Based Cross-Modal Mappings for Generating Music for Videos
  • Simon CutajarRobin Laney and Alistair WillisTowards Dynamic Transitions Between Musical Pieces in Computer Games
  • Andrew Elmsley. (Some) Challenges in Nonlinear Music Generation

11.00 – 11.30: Coffee
11.30 – 12.30: Panel Session 4: Applying music patterns in generation

  • Chair: Iris Yuping Ren
  • Panel: Srikanth Cherla, Elaine Chew, Roger Dean, Steven Jan, David Meredith, Tillman Weyde

12.30 – 14.00: Lunch
14.00 – 15.00: Keynote Lecture 2: Evaluating the creativity of computational musicians

  • Anna Jordanous, University of Kent

15.00 – 16.00: Panel Session 5: Domain Specific Generative Music: Music in Computer Games

  • Chair: Simon Cutajar
  • Panel: to be confirmed

16.00 – 16.30: Coffee and farewell

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