Can we do the same with less - AI in 64 Kb
Philippe Esling (FR)

This hands-on workshop for the AIxMusic Hackathon by Philippe Esling (FR) introduces techniques for lightweight AI, demonstration of embedded technologies and a 64 Kb competition for an AIxMusic hackathon project challenging the current limits of AI and inspired by the Demoscene and the 64Kb competitions.

AI Creative Agents: The Man I Love
Hervé Sellin (FR), Remi Fox (FR)

The Musical Representations team in the STMS laboratory at IRCAM is working on "cyber-human" systems. Just as cyber-physical systems create a continuity between the digital logic of computers and the physical world by capturing, modeling, and modifying it, they establish a creative continuity between machines and musicians using mathematical modeling and artificial intelligence.

Little Etudes for Piano
Elaine Chew (US/GB)

Little Etudes is a series of short piano pieces based on cardiac electrical anomalies. Aberrant electrical activity in the heart can cause the heart to beat irregularly. Abnormal heart rhythms form interesting musical patterns, which raises the question of whether all natural-sounding musical rhythms have a physiological basis.

Three Ladies Project
Georges Bloch (FR)

Billie Holiday, Édith Piaf and Elisabeth Schwarzkopf are three great ladies of music, born in 1915. Could we make them sing together? This was the subject of a performance conceived for the music festival Le pietre che cantano in L'Aquila (Italy) in 2015. Using DYCI2Lib software, the three ladies finally sing The Man I Love together. ImproteK, the earlier version of DYCI2Lib, already made it possible to intelligently link the harmony of the base material used (called "memories") to the harmonic progression of the reference song (called "scenario").

Grenzen von Musik und künstlicher Intelligenz

Künstliche Intelligenz spielt eine immer wichtigere Rolle bei der Komposition, Aufführung und Produktion von Musik. Wie fördert oder untergräbt dies MusikerInnen? Wohin führen uns diese Entwicklungen? Zwei junge Protagonisten an der Spitze von AIxMusic werden über die Grenzen und die zukünftige Entwicklung von AIxMusic diskutieren. Die Themen reichen von klassischen Fragen der Übernahme durch KI über therapeutische und spielerische Anwendungen bis hin zu Diskussionen über Deep-AI, über Unsicherheit und unbekannte Modelle und Dimensionen.

Talk: Musical Generativities (Facilitated by H.Vinet)

Techniken zur automatischen Generierung von Musik waren lange Zeit auf Systeme zur Steuerung der Partitur ausgerichtet. Heute werden sie auf allen Ebenen der Klangrepräsentation eingesetzt: Signal, Geste, Symbol, Form. Die Klangsynthese durch Deep-Networks stellt einen radikalen Bruch mit herkömmlichen Modellierungsansätzen dar. Wie gehen KomponistInnen mit diesen neuen Möglichkeiten um?

The Traveling Plant Video Tour
Annick Bureaud (FR); Tatiana Kourochkina (ES/RU); Marta de Menezes (PT); Claudia Schnugg (AT); Robertina Šebjanič (SI), Michael Marder (ES)

In a short video, the Seeds organizations, curators and artists, joined by special guests, present the project, with its different routes and hopes, to the public and the imaginary plant itself, through a tour of an Italian garden, an underwater garden, a hydroponic greenhouse, and more.

The Traveling Plant – Preparatory Log Book

A collective compilation of recommendatons and advice from people who, in the spirit of hosting, are asked to tell the plant what she may expect to discover and experience in her voyage, and what and whom she may encounter. Invited contributors and open contributions worldwide. A selection of the contributions will be published in an online PDF publication.

What We Eat
Laurie Frick (US)

As part of Heartbeat of the Earth, a series of online interactive artworks interpreting climate data, data artist Laurie Frick’s work examines the impact of individual foods on the environment using hand-drawn data visualisations, color coded and sized by CO2 output.

Coastline Paradox
Timo Aho (FI) & Pekka Niittyvirta (FI)

As part of Heartbeat of the Earth a series of online interactive artworks interpreting climate data, using Google Maps and Street View, artists Pekka Niittyvirta and Timo Aho visualize the predicted sea level rise – and the number of people likely to be displaced – in more than 200 different locations between the years 2000 and 2300.

Fabian Oefner (CH)

As part of Heartbeat of the Earth, a series of online interactive artworks interpreting climate data, artist Fabian Oefner explores the retreat of the Rhone and Trift glaciers in Switzerland over the last 140 years by using precise digital coordinates and special drone captures.

Diving into an Acidifying Ocean
Cristina Tarquini (IT/FR)

As part of Heartbeat of the Earth, a series of online interactive artworks interpreting climate data, digital artist Cristina Tarquini invites us to dive into our acidifying oceans using data from NOAA. Cristina Tarquini (IT) created an interactive data visualisation, inviting you to dive into the ocean and explore the impact of rising temperatures & in turn rising CO2 levels on marine life, over time.

Diving into an Acidifying Ocean – Q&A
Cristina Tarquini (IT/FR), Frédéric Gazeau (FR) & Freya Murray (UK)

Join the Q&A with the artist who created the online experiment and the scientist who advised her.

Challenging the limits of AI for the next generation of co-creative tools
IRCAM Institute for Research and Coordination in Acoustics/Music (FR)

The IRCAM garden will display its unique interdisciplinary approach where artistic, scientific and technological visions come together. It will feature six events: “Can we do the same with less - AI in 64 Kb” – a hands-on workshop for the AIxMusic Hackathon by Philippe Esling (FR); the panel “Fronteers of Music and Artificial Intelligence” organized by Elaine Chew (FR), and discussions with Dorien Herremans (BE) and Philippe Esling (FR); the panel “Musical Generatives” – a video-recorded discussion panel In the framework of the "Forum Vertigo" 2020; ”Little Etudes for Piano” – a video-recorded performance by Elaine Chew (FR) of a series of short piano pieces based on cardiac electrical anomalies; “AI Creative Agents: The Man I Love” – avideo featuring the Improtek project interpreted by Hervé Sellin (FR) and Remi Fox (FR); and the performance of a piece by artist Georges Bloch featuring the DYCI2Lib technology at Manifeste 2020.

Heartbeat of the Earth
Google Arts & Culture Lab (FR)

On June 5, World Environment Day, Google Arts & Culture Residency Program, together with UNFCCC, launched a series of online artworks inspired by climate data. Collaborating with artists from around the world, this series of online artworks is an artistic response to the topics highlighted in the UN’s IPCC reports, including receding glaciers, food’s CO2 emissions and the acidification of our oceans.

The Traveling Plant Garden
A. Bureaud (FR), T. Kourochkina (ES/RU), M. de Menezes (PT), Claudia Schnugg (AT), R. Šebjanič (SI)

The Traveling Plant project will trace the voyage of a plant – real, artificial or fictive – around the world, as she tells her story and the stories of other plants and creatures (human and non-humans) she encounters. It is the umbrella title for a series of artworks and events held around the world at different places and times, under the direction of local participating organizations and international curators.