Other dissemination activities

27-28 March 2014, Luxembourg François Pachet (SONY) and David Meredith (AAU) attend the EU DG CONNECT Creativity Unit workshop on The Future of ICT in Creativity and the Creative Industries. A report on the workshop is available for download here.

10-11 July 2014, Paris Darrell Conklin (EHU) and Ricardo de Aldama (SONY) organise a workshop on electronic dance music (EDM) to explore possibilities for collaboration on machine learning and generation of music in this style. The workshop was also attended by Stefan Oertl (RECO), Louis Bigo (EHU), Dorien Herremans (EHU) and Kathleen Agres (QMUL). The event served to disseminate the project to employees of Sony not involved in the project.

18-19 July 2014, Venice ÖFAI's automatic piano rendering system, the Basis Mixer, performs Beethoven Piano Sonata No.1 (Op.2 No.1), third movement (Menuetto, Allegretto) at a concert held in conjunction with the 1st International Workshop on Computer and Robotic Systems for Automatic Music Performance (SAMP14).

19-20 September 2014, Leuven David Meredith (AAU) organises and chairs the special session on Computational Music Analysis at the Eighth European Music Analysis Conference (EuroMAC2014). The event served to disseminate the project to the music analysis community in general and to the other contributors to the special session who were specifically focused on computational approaches.

23-24 September 2014, Boston Stefan M. Oertl (RECO) presents a keynote at the Advanced Audio and Applications Exchange Conference (A3E) on “The Future of Artificial Intelligence and Music Instruments”.

24 September 2014, Aalborg AAU Lrn2Cre8 team present seminar on their work over the first year of the project to members of the Department of Architecture, Design and Media Technology at Aalborg University.

2 October 2014, Paris François Pachet (SONY) gives invited talk at the Assemblée Générale Ordinaire d’AFIA on the occasion of his appointment as an ECCAI Fellow.

27 October 2014, Taipei Olivier Lartillot (AAU) gives a tutorial at the 15th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference entitled “MiningSuite, a comprehensive framework for music analysis, articulating audio (MIRtoolbox 2.0) and symbolic approaches”.

6-8 November 2014, San Sebastian The Music Informatics Group (EHU) presents work on music generation to school groups at the XIV Semana de la Ciencia, la Tecnologia y la Innovation (XIV Week of Science, Technology and Innovation)

4-5 December 2014, Vienna OFAI organizes a workshop "Deep learning for music processing". The 2-day workshop consists of a seminar, and a hands-on tutorial presenting the lrn2 framework for representation learning (Deliverable 1.1). The workshop is attended by participants from collaborating institutes (Numerical Harmonic Analysis Group/University of Vienna, Department of Computational Perception/Johannes Kepler University, Institute of Music Acoustics (IWK) / University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Queen Mary University London, Antwerpen University), involved in several related projects (Giant Steps / EU FP7 Grant No. 610591, PHENICX / EU FP7 Grant No. 601166, Salsa / FWF 2015)

21 December 2014, Aalborg AAU Learning to Create team featured in Danish national newspaper, Jyllands Posten Morgenavisen. Image available here.

22-25 June 2015, London David Meredith is programme co-chair and proceedings co-editor (LNAI 9110) for the 5th International Conference on Mathematics and Music (MCM 2015), held at QMUL.

15 August 2015, Vancouver Darrell Conklin (EHU) participates in the organization of the 8th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music, held in conjunction with the 21st International Symposium on Electronic Art.

18 September 2015, London Geraint Wiggins (QMUL) and Tom Hedges (QMUL) interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Today programme. Interview available here.

18 September 2015, London Geraint Wiggins (QMUL) and Tom Hedges (QMUL) interviewed on BBC's News at Ten. Video available here.

21 October 2015, Lisbon Maarten Grachten (OFAI) holds a key-note speech in a cross-EU-project Workshop Understanding human creativity in music. The workshop is held in conjunction with ICT 2015, is organised by the Giant Steps project, and brings together people from several music/creativity-related projects: Giant Steps, Music Bricks, rapidmix, PHENICX, and Lrn2Cre8. The key note addresses general aspects of computational creativity, and gives a selective overview of results from Lrn2Cre8.

21 December 2015, Amsterdam Darrell Conklin (EHU) gives an invited talk
Music Generation by Transformation at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

5 February 2016, Paris Louis Bigo (EHU) gives a talk on Stylistic Music Classification
Rencontres Arts & Sciences : Neurosciences, Epistémologie et Nouveaux Paradigmes at Centre Universitaire des Saint-Pères, Paris, France.

12 February 2016, Paris Louis Bigo (EHU) gives a talk on Music Representations with Chord Complexes Seminar MaMuX (Mathematics, Music and other disciplines) at IRCAM, Paris, France.

26 February 2016, Ghent Maarten Grachten (OFAI) gives an invited talk at the Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music (IPEM, Ghent University, Belgium), on deep learning and its applications in music.

8 April 2016, Amsterdam Darrell Conklin (EHU) gives an invited talk Contrast pattern mining for folk music analysis at the Meertens Institute, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

11 May 2016, Barcelona Maarten Grachten (OFAI) gives an invited talk AI in Music: From Assisted Listening to Music Generation at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA, Barcelona, Spain).

2 June 2016, Vancouver Darrell Conklin (EHU) gives an invited talk
Music Generation by Transformation at the Metacreation Lab, School of Contemporary Arts, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

11 August 2016, New York City Carlos Cancino Chacón (OFAI) presents The Basis Mixer: A Computational Romantic Pianist at the Late Breaking/Demo Session of theThe 17th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR 2016).

23 September 2016, Riva del Garda Darrell Conklin (EHU) participates in the organization of the 9th International Workshop on Machine Learning and Music, held in conjunction with the European Conference on Machine Learning and Principles and Practice of Knowledge Discovery in Databases ECML-PKDD 2016.