Call for Works: The Musical Metacreation Concert at the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, Atlanta, Georgia, June 2017

Key Dates

April 20th   – submission deadline.

May 10th    – notification.

June 18th   – concert rehearsals.

June 19th – MuMe concert. http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2017-concert/

June 19th-20th – MuMe Workshop http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2017

June 19th-23rd – International Conference on Computational Creativity.

Overview

Creators of musically metacreative systems are invited to submit works for a concert of musical metacreation, as part of the Eighth International Conference on Computational Creativity, at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Submitted works can be of any musical style but must involve a performative element and must involve the use of computational creativity techniques in the creation of the work. Examples from previous MuMe concerts include, but are not limited to: reproduction of musical style using machine learning; the evolution of musical structures using interactive genetic algorithms; rule-based systems; systems based on emergence or self-organisation; systems that perform music data mining to create remixes, and so on.

Information on the link for submission, selection committee, musicians, concert venue and available equipment will be made available in a follow-up call for works and all up-to-date information can be found here.

Types of Work

Any work related to MuMe that can be presented in a performance context will be considered. This includes:

  • Improvising agents that perform alongside live musicians.

  • Automated composition systems that generate music in realtime or pre-compose music for performers, as well as automated DJ systems.

  • Systems that use AI methods for other creative objectives, such as harmonising, intelligent looping, or finding suitable matches for a target phrase.

  • Systems that generate lyrics.

  • Music that uses evolution, emergence or ecosystemic concepts.

We are also interested in submissions of musebots and other types of interactive installation works relevant to MuMe.

Submission Process

Please submit a one page A4-portrait PDF describing your work before the submission deadline. Your submission should:

  • Describe the work.

  • Explain how the work relates to the MuMe theme.

  • Give a relatively detailed technical description of the system*.

  • Give detailed performance requirements. As necessary, this may include a stage plan, equipment needs, technical support needs, and performing musicians (you can use additional PDF pages for any supporting items).

  • A link to any additional documentary material such as audio or video recordings, or online software (highly recommended).

  • Credits and biography (name, affiliation, short biography up to 150 words).

* It is common to receive submissions that are highly ambiguous about what the proposed system actually does. Works will be rejected if this is the case. The description does not need to be highly technically detailed but it should remove any fundamental ambiguity.

Selection Process

Submissions should not be anonymised.

All submissions will be reviewed by three independent members of the selection committee. Once these reviews have been completed the reviewers and the chairs will discuss these works and reviews. The chairs will provide a meta-review, the three original reviews, and a final decision. Reviewers will be anonymous to the authors, but not to each other. The final decision lies with the chairs, in consultation with the committee.

Selection Committee,

  • Andrew Brown, Griffith University

  • Michael Casey, Dartmouth College

  • Nick Collins, Durham University

  • Roger Dannenberg, Carnegie Mellon University

  • Alice Eldridge, University of Sussex

  • Jason Freeman, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • Caleb Herron, Artistic Director, Chamber Cartel

  • Cat Hope, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music

  • Anna Jordanous, University of Kent

  • Alex McLean, University of Leeds

  • James Maxwell, independent artist

  • Robert Rowe, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development

  • Margaret Schedel, Stony Brook University

  • Gil Weinberg, Georgia Tech Center for Music Technology

Venue

The Mammal Gallery

91 Broad St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303

14 minutes by metro from Georgia Tech; 40 minutes on foot.

Mammal has a two channel club sound system, with limited microphones.

http://mammalgallery.com/

Musicians

Members of Chamber Cartel

Upon Acceptance

Artists are required to be in attendance and set up their own equipment. At least one artist must register for the ICCC conference and MuMe workshop.

A schedule for performances, rehearsals and soundchecks will be made available in the week before the concert. Rehearsals will be on the Sunday 18th June unless otherwise arranged. Soundchecks will be prior to the concert on the afternoon of Monday 19th June.

Workshop Organizers

Pr. Arne Eigenfeldt
School for the Contemporary Arts
Simon Fraser University, Canada

Dr. Oliver Bown
Design Lab, Faculty of Architecture, Design and Planning
The University of Sydney, Australia

Pr. Philippe Pasquier
School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)
Simon Fraser University, Canada
http://metacreation.net/
https://www.kadenze.com/programs/generative-art-and-computational-creativity

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School of Interactive Arts and Technology,
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada.

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MUME 2017 Workshop

In parallel with the MUME 2017 Concert, we also organise the MUME 2017 Workshop. Details are available at: http://musicalmetacreation.org/mume-2017/