Professor David De Roure, the FAST Co-Investigator from Oxford, will collaborate as a partner in the PRiSM team from the Royal Northern College of Music on a new Ada Lovelace event at the Barbican.
The PRiSM team has received its first commission for a new work in the Barbican Centre’s 2019-20 season, announced last week. PRiSM Director Emily Howard is curating an evening of performances and discussions inspired by the work of mathematician Ada Lovelace on 2 November.
The commission will be performed by the Britten Sinfonia and features a new work led by composer Robert Laidlow, who is the PRiSM Researcher in AI-Assisted Composition. In collaboration with Professor David De Roure (Oxford University e-Research) and Lovelace expert Professor Ursula Martin, Robert will be weaving brand new artificial intelligence techniques into the compositional process to create a work taking inspiration from the pioneering computer scientist.
PRiSM Co-Director Prof. Marcus du Sautoy (University of Oxford) presented “The Eternal Golden Braid: Gödel Escher Bach” at the Barbican on 9th March, which discussed AI and creativity, and included a live performance of music by Bach and an AI – with the audience deciding “AI or human”. The music was put together by composer Robert Laidlow, who is collaborating with FAST and the Alan Turing Institute.
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