INTELLIGENT INSTRUMENTS LAB




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The Intelligent Instruments Lab:
Thor Magnusson, Professor of Future Music
Jack Armitage, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Victor Shepardson, PhD Student
Halldor Ulfarsson, Fabricator
Nicola Privato, PhD Student

Föstudag 23. september
10:00 - 12:00 

Stofa 211

Kynning og vinnustofa
Lengd: 2 klst
Tungumál: enska 

 



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The Intelligent Instruments Lab:
Thor Magnusson, Professor of Future Music
Jack Armitage, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Victor Shepardson, PhD Student
Halldor Ulfarsson, Fabricator
Nicola Privato, PhD Student

Friday September 23d
10 AM - 12: PM 

Classroom 211
Presentation and workshop 

Duration: 2 hours
Language: English


About the session

The Intelligent Instruments Lab is an interdisciplinary research lab that investigates the role of artificial intelligence in new musical instruments. Music is our research base, but the reach and impact is wider and we explore how musical interfaces can be applied as scientific instruments, for example through sonification.

In this presentation and workshop, we will introduce our research in a 30 min talk at 10am, followed by an open session where people can explore some of our instruments and the library of technical elements that we are building. We might perform on some of our instruments during the two hours we have until noon. It would be nice to chat with people interested in music, design, performance, philosophy and all other artists that are interested in intelligent performance technologies. 
 

Who will be there?

Thor Magnusson  
I’m a professor of future music in the Music Department at the University of Sussex and a research professor at the Iceland University of the Arts where I run the ERC funded Intelligent Instruments Lab. I’ve recently served as an Edgard-Varèse guest professor at the Technische Universität Berlin. My research interests include musical performance, improvisation, new technologies for musical expression, live coding, musical notation, artificial intelligence and computational creativity.  

Jack Armitage  
I have a doctorate in Media and Arts Technologies from Queen Mary University of London, where I studied in Prof. Andrew McPherson's Augmented Instruments Lab. During my PhD I was a Visiting Scholar at Georgia Tech under Prof. Jason Freeman. Before then, I was a Research Engineer at ROLI after graduating with a BSc in Music, Multimedia & Electronics from the University of Leeds. My research interests include embodied interaction, craft practice and design cognition. I also produce, perform and live code music as Lil Data, as part of the PC Music record label. 

Victor Shepardson  
I am a doctoral student in the Intelligent Instruments Lab at LHI. Previously I worked on neural models of speech as a machine learning engineer and data scientist. Before that I was an MA student in Digital Musics at Dartmouth College and and BA student in Computer Science at the University of Virginia. My interests include machine learning, artificial intelligence, generative art, audiovisual music and improvisation. 

Halldór Úlfarsson  
I am the inventor of the halldorophone, an electro acoustic string instrument intended for working with string-based feedback. For the past decade I have been seeking out and working with musicians to make music with halldorophones and noting their thoughts and feelings on the process to inform further development. 

Nicola Privato
I am the 2nd doctoral student in the lab and my research focuses on how intelligent instruments are applied in composition and performance. My background is in jazz improvisation and electronic music, but in my practice I like to embrace many different disciplines, such as audiovisual art, data mining, generative scores and A.I. I teach guitar, electronic music and jazz for ensembles, and conduct the 'Orchestra Inclusiva' project, aiming at the inclusion of people with disabilities in the experience of musical improvisation.

I'm the director of Keptorchestra, a thirty-five year old institution voted to the diffusion of music through education and performing. Since 2014 I curate JAM, a festival focused on improvisation.