Live Algorithms

Organising Committee
  1. Tim Blackwell
  2. Michael Young
Date: Wednesday 2nd April Website: Description:
Tenth anniversary meeting The Live Algorithms for Music network is celebrating its tenth anniversary with a one day symposium to be held as part of the AISB annual convention. The meeting will take place at Goldsmiths, University of London, on April 2nd, 2014. The convention is organised by the Society for the Study of Artificial Intelligence and Simulation of Behaviour (AISB). OVERVIEW LAM is an inter-disciplinary nexus for musicians (computer and acoustic), computer and cognitive scientists, interaction specialists, philosophers, psychologists and all others who are intent on pursuing and contributing to the goal of an autonomous machine improvisor. The live algorithm interacts with human performers by listening to contributions in its musical environment, preparing musical material that has at least an element of originality and appropriateness, and delivering this material back into the environment. The intention is to (a) provide a meaningful experience of interacting with a machine intelligence and (b) explore novel musical spaces. The aim is not to simulate the role of human musicians but to find new possibilities for musical expression. The quest is driven by algorithmic processes and models of cognition, creativity and interaction. There are more details in an article from the AISB newsletter. The symposium will take place in a single day during the AISB symposium and will consist of a session of presentations of papers, a demonstration session, and an evening concert. TOPICS OF INTEREST
  • Any research topic that contributes to the Live Algorithm agenda is welcome; for example
  • Computational creativity
  • Generative music
  • Machine listening/analysis
  • Music Information Retrieval
  • Human/Computer interaction
  • Machine consciousness
  • Theory and practice of human/computer improvisation
  • Models of human communication
  • Interaction design
  • Sound synthesis for real time applications
SUBMISSION, PUBLICATION AND PERFORMANCE DETAILS Submission must be sent via EasyChair. Templates are available here. We request that full papers are limited to eight pages. An extended abstract of up to four pages and a link to online examples are required for the demonstration session. Performance notes of up to four pages, links to online examples and a list of technical requirements are required for performance applications (you can also provide details of any relevant partnership with a particular musician). Each application will receive at least two reviews. Selected papers, extended abstracts and performance notes will be published in the general proceedings of the AISB convention (with ISBN), with the proviso that at least ONE author attends the symposium in order to present the paper and participate in general symposium activities. Applicants are welcome to participate in more than one session; please let us know if this is the case.