The Conference on AI and Music Creativity is an annual conference bringing together a community working on the application of AI in music practice. The AI and music community is a highly interdisciplinary community with a background in diverse fields of research and practice. This makes the AIMC exciting with topics ranging from performance systems, computational creativity, machine listening, robotics, sonification, and more.
This year the conference is held at The University of Sussex, hosted by Emute Lab and Intelligent Instruments Lab.
The theme of AIMC 2023 is Intelligent Performance Systems, where we are interested in how AI is applied in real-time artistic performance. This includes software, physical musical instruments as well as interactive installations. Our focus is on how artists engage creatively with intelligent objects that contribute to the way we perform and think music. With this theme we seek artistic and scientific contributions on the topics of creativity, autonomy, authenticity, agency, epistemic tools and human-machine co-creativity. How do intelligent tools change the way we think and perform our music? What is the role of intelligent instruments in performance?
Our programme includes performances, installations, demo sessions in addition to academic papers. We seek to be hands-on, performative, experimental and collaborative, opening up opportunities for collaboration and co-playing. We acknowledge the unique contributions possible with epistemology of practice-based research in the area of AI studies, and we seek to foster a creative and friendly atmosphere in the beautiful and sunny campus at Sussex in the vibrant city of Brighton, UK.
This conference is co-hosted between two research labs active in music and AI research. The Experimental Music Technologies Lab (www.emutelab.org) is a hub for research activities focusing on new instruments and AI at the University of Sussex. Sussex is a world renowned institution with a long history of research and artistic practice in the areas of artificial intelligence and music. The Informatics department has had an artistic residency for a number of years where prominent digital artists work alongside scientists in cognitive science and robotics. The Music department has a 50 year tradition with electronic music. The Intelligent Instruments Lab (www.iil.is), is an ERC funded project focussing on AI in musical instruments. It is hosted at the Iceland University of the Arts in Reykjavik.
For information about previous conferences and open access proceedings, please check the AIMC website (https://aimusiccreativity.org)