The Musical Metacreation Concert: an evening of works created and/or performed in part by generative algorithms.
The MuMe Concert is part of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, hosted by Georgia Institute of Technology (June 19-23).
We proudly present this concert in collaboration with the Chamber Cartel, who will be performing a number of the works.
Artists and program: Coming soon.
Musical Metacreation is the creation of computer programs that make music with some degree of autonomy. With the rise of artificial intelligence, strategies to assign creative composition tasks to computers are emerging. We are a long way from computational systems that can understand musical concepts and exhibit taste and creative intentions, but a growing community of computer scientists and artists are mapping out the strange zone between stupid algorithms and human creativity. Musical metacreation has become a creative practice in its own right, with artists using techniques such as machine learning, artificial evolution, statistical modelling and complex rule-based systems. The context of live performance introduces additional creative possibilities and questions about how we can use algorithms in the automated creation of music, with many artists creating systems that they improvise with, often treating the systems as prostheses: extensions of their own instruments and playing styles. In this concert, artist-researchers from the Musical Metacreation community come together to present work in a diversity of styles, from autonomously generated scores (and lyrics), performed by live musicians, to improvised works with software agents that exhibit adaptive machine listening, and biomimetic systems that attempt to reproduce the sounds they are exposed to.
The Musical Metacreation research group have teamed up with the Chamber Cartel, Atlanta’s leading experimental music ensemble, to perform several of the works.
Works include compositions composed by deep learning algorithms, networks of “musebots” that jam together and communicate using network messages, compositions inspired by biomimicry and live improvisations with semi-autonomous systems.