Roger Dean: Computational Creativity. Wednesday 31 October, 12-4pm (CM.107).

Roger Dean will outline the framework within which he creates his compositional, improvisational, and intermedia sound works. In particular, Deep Learning will be presented as an interesting tool for exploring possible creative spaces in both text and symbolic music generation. Roger hopes for considerable interaction from the attendees, and is happy to diverge along paths that arise.

Dean has worked with many notable international figures in new music, jazz and improvisation, ranging from the Academy of Ancient Music, to the London Sinfonietta, and from Graham Collier Music to the London Jazz Composers’ Orchestra, Kenny Wheeler to Evan Parker, making numerous CDs of both composition and improvisation. He recently was one of the recipients of the main annual international prize for Electronic Literature for the recombinant digital ‘novel’ (containing text, video, sound), the Robert Coover Award. He is also a research academic now publishing on music cognition and computation.

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