We are the music makers… AI & MusicForum
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Thursday 1312:30 - 14:00
with Anna Xambò (C4DM-QMUL), Magda Polo (UB EKHO), Rob Clouth, Sergi Jordà (UPF), and Thor Magnusson (Intelligent Instruments). Moderated by Gunseli Yalcinkaya (Dazed & Confused).

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Since Sónar hosted the S+T+ARTS AI and Music Festival in 2021, Artificial Intelligence has moved from being a subject debated on panels to a widely used tool for music production. In this open forum, a panel of musicians, researchers, artists and academics will explain how they’re making use of AI in their work, with participation and interaction encouraged from the audience. The forum will be moderated by Dazed Features Editor Gunseli Yalcinkaya, whose writing explores technology and internet culture, with a particular focus on the modern myths and ideologies embedded in these systems.


Anna Xambó is an experimental electronic music producer and researcher. She’s currently a Senior Lecturer in Sound and Music Computing at the Centre for Digital Music (C4DM), School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science, Queen Mary University of London. 


Magda Polo is a professor of music and leader of the EKHO research group at the University of Barcelona, an interdisciplinary team focused on hybrid conceptual music using AI, electronic music, and soundscapes. Following the presentation of ‘The Right Way’, an AI-created soundscape of the rapper Leïti Sene, at Sónar 2023, she’s working on a new project focused on Yoko Ono, “Yoko Ono’s Suite”.


Rob Clouth is a multidisciplinary artist who explores electronic music, computational audio and new media. With 20 years of experience creating DAWs, he’s recently switched to live performance, creating loopless live electronic music and visuals using algorithms. He’s also pioneered an AI-assisted technique he’s named ‘cheatboxing’ that enables him to transform his voice into any other sound in real time. 



Sergi Jordà is a Catalan innovator, computer scientist, music technology and AI researcher, currently working in the Music Technology Group (MTG) at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Part of the team that created the Reactable instrument (as used by Björk), he’s now exploring the application and implications of artificial intelligence in music, as well as studying the effects of music on sleep.



Thor Magnusson is a musician, software developer, researcher and professor. He’s also the leader of the Intelligent Instruments Lab, an European funded research team that’s investigating the role of AI in new musical instruments and exploring the applications of these developments in music and beyond.

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