MUME-ISEA 2015 Tutorial

We are delighted to present a tutorial for participants of ISEA 2015 in Vancouver. This tutorial took place on Friday August 14, 2 – 5:30 pm, Room 3420 (SFU Woodwards).

This  introductory tutorial presents a range of MuMe topics that introduce electronic art researchers and students to current issues in the field, and lead on to a structured discussion of current MuMe research questions, particularly those that exhibit a strong overlap with ISEA themes.

As regular music software adopts generative, autonomous and interactive capabilities, and an increasing number of practitioners involve metacreative processes in their work, musical metacreation has matured from an exploratory field to a more focused and applied one in which usability is a core issue. This tutorial develops the core themes of musical metacreation in light of contemporary issues of system design from the perspective of creative practitioner, commercial developer and interacting musician. A particular focus is on emerging applications of MuMe technology.

The organizers also present three curated concerts featuring MuMe systems during ISEA: Improvising Algorithms, Musebots, and the Algorave. The creators of some of these works contributed to the MuMe presentations during the tutorial.