Patricia Martinez, photcredit Fernando Sambade

Dublin Sound Lab will present Stops VIII (for piano and computer), by Fergal Dowling, at the third conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity, 20 August 2018 at the Michael Smurfit Business School, UCD, Dublin. Stops VIII was presented in a conference concert alongside other selected works, and will be followed by discussion of performed works.

STOPS VIII is one in a series of compositions for instrumentalists and computer. One aim of these works is to rebalance the erstwhile independent roles of composer and performer between the instrumentalists and the computer operator. The composition takes the form of a computer-based strategy, which the performers navigate by 'sounding out' the field of possibilities between the framework score and the computer's response. Sound-events generated by the instrumentalist are recognised and automatically recorded by the computer. As more sound-events are detected and recorded, nwer sound-event's are used to trigger multi-part playback of previously recorded cues.

"Computational simulation of musical creativity is an emerging, exciting and significant area of research. In the last few years, numerous systems that compose, improvise and perform music have been developed. These systems pose several theoretical and technical challenges, and are the result of an interdisciplinary effort that encompasses the domains of  music, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and philosophy.

The main goal of this conference is to bring together scholars from different backgrounds, interested in virtual emulation of musical creativity, providing an interdisciplinary platform to promote, present and discuss their work." [CSMC]

More information at: https://csmc2018.wordpress.com