Sound and Music Computing '04

October 20 Special Session : Improvisation With The Computer


The first day of the conference will be concentrated on the theme : Improvisation With The Computer.
This theme covers such topics as : modelling the improvisation process, musician / machine interaction in an improvisation context, learning process in virtual improvisers, cognitive aspects, etc. It must not be confused with using the computer as just a digital effect processor in a live performance, rather it must include the idea of modelling a musical process and interacting with the model.
This session will take the forms of a series of short workshops, animated by researchers and musicians interested in performer/machine interaction in an improvisation context. These workshops will address ongoing musical projects and contain musical/technical explanations, demonstrations and short performances.

Organised in collaboration with the Electronic Music Foundation.