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Stephen Roddy at Musical Creativity Conference

Stephen Roddy, CONNECT research fellow at Trinity College Dublin, will present his work at the third conference on Computer Simulation of Musical Creativity (20-22 August) at the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School.

Stephen’s paper, “Ambient Data Monitoring w/Generative Music Systems using EC & ML Techniques”, details some of his work at the intersection of art and science. It explores the use of evolutionary computing and deep learning approaches to generative music composition in the context of ambient auditory displays.

He will also be performing a new piece entitled “Signal to Noise Loop i2+: Noise Water Dirt” at a concert taking place as part of the conference. Using a system designed for live electronic music improvisation, IoT data from the Smart Dublin Project is combined with an AI-driven generative music system to augment and develop musical ideas presented to the system by a performer. He will also give an artist’s talk on Tuesday morning describing the exact operation of the system.

Another busy week for Stephen!




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