Tolhuistuin - Tuinhuis

Session: #Artificial Intelligence for Media Composers

Presented by HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

In an age of rapidly evolving artificial intelligence, the domain of (media) music and computational creativity in sound gets more and more attention by the day. With Sony having released Hello World, the world’s first AI music album, alongside Universal Music announcing it will use AI for soundtrack generation, and AIVA being hailed as the first virtual artist being recognised by French author’s rights society SACEM, these are undeniably interesting times! How will automated emotion tracking of films change our temp tracks and soundtracks? What new possibilities does AI-generated music in video games offer? And what are the main challenges generated by soundscapes produced by object recognition?

HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and BMiM invite you to participate in a workshop where all these questions will be explored alongside a hands-on introduction to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. No coding skills or AI-knowledge are required! We’ll be covering state-of-the-art Machine Intelligence in the context of music, sound, media and performances, offering hands-on experience with AI-tools, and looking at the history of AI-activities, as well as recent developments in the music, sound and media sphere. Participants are invited to bring a webcam to use as an input for the AI. You can also bring a midi-controller, a microphone, or any of the items on this list (

Than van Nispen tot Pannerden (Composer, Lecturer and Researcher, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NL)
Sander van Unen (Program Developer, Preformative Media, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NL)
Machiel Veltkamp
(Lecturer and Researcher, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NL)

Sign up here. Hurry up because it's strictly first come, first serve.