VCMM is a gathering of the academics and practitioners involved in computer music research (at large), including digital signal processing, music information retrieval, new interfaces for musical expression and all the related fields of inquiry. At meetings, two researchers present their work and afterwards there is a short discussion period.
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Where: Canadian Music Centre, 837 Davie Street, Vancouver
When: Friday, October 19th (2012), from 6:30-7:50pm
Arne Eigenfeldt on Self-Organization and Musical Robots: What is Composer's role?
The potential for virtual agents interacting to create music is an exciting new aspect of generative music. Self-organizing agents can be described as virtual improvisors: they are autonomous, they are proactive, they are reactive, and they are social. However, they can also be designed with a particular musical aesthetic so that their output produces music that is both novel, yet within a single musical ideal. When the virtual agent's are attached to physical robots in order to produce acoustic music, the results are even more exciting. But where does that leave the composer? Can someone else compose for agents designed by someone else? Does creativity lie within the composer, the designer, or the agents? This presentation will introduce the concepts of agents, self-organization, robotic instruments, and computational creativity, topics extensively explored by the author in his own practice-based research.
James Maxwell will also be speaking.
Presentations from Friday, December 3rd, 2010: (click to show)
Presentations from Wednesday, October 6th, 2010: (click to show)
Presentations from Friday, November 13th, 2009: (click to show)
Presentations from Friday, September 25th, 2009: (click to show)
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