Contemporary Music Festival: Research Concert
  • The House, University of Plymouth

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Other Self (Robot piano & Artificial Intelligence) by Marcelo Gimenes

Entangled Brains (Brain-Computer Music Interface and Quantum Computer) by Alexis Kirke

Queen Canute (Clarinet and Electronics) by Nuria Bonet

The research concert showcases research, new ideas and technologies developed by ICCMR composers. The University of Plymouth is a leader in the development of Artificial Intelligence for music. We are pioneers in Music Neurotechnology and on using quantum computing in music.

Marcelo's research is to do with creating musical Artificial Intelligence models of himself. His models inhabit a parallel universe inside a computer in the lab. Other Self will be an improvisation with his other selves live on stage.

Alexis is planning to link the brains of two performers to a quantum computer via EEG headsets. Quantum processes acting on their brainwaves will produce the piece Entangled Brain.

Nuria's new composition will explore the intriguing world of seabird communication. Queen Canute harnesses musical structures in the sounds made by seagulls.

Date: Sunday 24 February 2019
Time: 14:30–16:00
Venue: The House
Free admission, booking advised

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Contemporary Music Festival 2019

Friday 22 – Sunday 24 February 2019

The theme of the 2019 festival, Multiverse proposes a weekend of musical interpretations of the quantum world. 

This annual festival is in partnership with Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) and is now in its 14th year. It has developed a national reputation for combining artistic creativity with scientific development, opening up new research opportunities and musical avenues that would not normally have been explored.

This year we will be welcoming the BBC Singers, David J. Peterson the creator of the Dothraki language spoken in the TV series Game of Thrones and many more to the festival. 

Find out more about CMF 2019

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