Papers from the 2013 AIIDE Workshop
Philippe Pasquier, Arne Eigenfeldt, Oliver Bown, Graeme McCaig, Workshop Cochairs
Computer technology has become a valuable tool in the modern composition, production and performance of music. Thanks to continued progress in artistic and scientific research, a new possibility is emerging in our musical relationship with technology: Generative Music or Musical Metacreation, the design and use of computer music systems which are "creative on their own." Metacreation involves using tools and techniques from artificial intelligence, artificial life, and machine learning, themselves often inspired by cognitive and life sciences. Musical Metacreation suggest exciting new opportunities to enter creative music making: discovery and exploration of novel musical styles and content, collaboration between human performers and creative software "partners," and design of systems in gaming and entertainment that dynamically generate or modify music.
The workshop will bring together artists, practitioners and researchers interested in developing software and systems that autonomously (or interactively) recognize, learn, represent, complete, accompany, compose or interpret music. In particular, emphasis will be put on systems with real-time aspects, since these are relevant to both art and entertainment communities.