Agency and Autonomy: Intersections of Artificial Intelligence and Creative Practice

January 13, 2021 0

In October, under lockdown, the International Symposium on Electronic Art 2020 was held virtually. I participated on a panel considering issues of AI and creative practice, discussing my experience in creating AI systems for commercial music production. The video of the whole panel discussion is definitely worth watching, with me as last speaker at 37:44…

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January 17, 2019 0

New York City is a noisy place, but equipped with a very convenient subway system, despite mismanagement and stripping of funds by the NY governor Andrew Cuomo. When I’m not on a bicycle, the subway not only avoids needing a car, but gives me an opportunity to listen to music or podcasts. Another use case…

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Goodbye Drupal

July 31, 2018 0

Sadly, this website suffered increasing bit-rot. For many years I have hosted the blog using Drupal, from v5 – v6. That system however became more and more difficult to maintain, converting from one version to another was a nightmare, and upgrading versions of modules became a real time-sink, and fraught with problems caused by incomplete…

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October 17, 2015 Off

I’ve recently moved onto some new music information retrieval projects. I moved on from Humtap (wishing them ongoing success!) to MuseAmi in June but unfortunately they made a big strategic pivot in August and downsized the company by a third, myself included. Sad of course, but ultimately start-ups sometimes need to make tough decisions. A…

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Humtap launched

December 17, 2014 Off

The project I’ve been working on for the last eight months has now released our first public release. Humtap is a mobile app for collaborative music making. Users collaborate by each recording hums and taps into their mobile phones. These audio recordings are transcribed and become musical avatars. A user can then create a piece…

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