The Life & Mind Seminar Network

Seminar #8: Interactive music systems and behavioural objects

Posted in Seminars by Eduardo on January 26, 2007

Our next Life and Mind seminar will be Wednesday 31/1 at 15:00 in room ARUN 404A.

Our invited speaker is Ollie Bown from Goldsmiths College, University of London.

He will be speaking on:

*** Interactive music systems and behavioural objects ***


The fascination that both early cyberneticists and more recent roboticists have had with notions of lifelike and intriguing behaviour is inspiring for computer musicians interested in the possibility of a bottom-up approach to artificial intelligence in interactive music systems. In many respects, musical creativity is one of the hardest problems of AI, or lies beyond its scope, given that music may draw upon or evoke any part of our material or social lives. But music has proven to be a cybernetically flexible activity, inviting man machine interactions at a number of levels. In this talk I consider the use of low level systems borrowed from robotics in live musical contexts and discuss the question of whether human musical creativity can provide a unique and compelling environment for the evolution of behaviour in software systems.

All welcome.


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  1. edizquierdo said, on February 7, 2007 at 2:06 pm

    Ollie has sent us one of the mp3 files from his performance, this is the Trumpet and CTRNN experiment.

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