Instrumental Shifts Symposium

Taking place on Friday, 29 March, at Rewire Festival, the Instrumental Shifts Symposium will explore new frontiers of computer science, music, and future technologies. Organised by The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision RE:VIVE initiative in collaboration with Rewire Festival, an annual progressive music and culture festival in The Hague and hosted by West Den Haag.

The one-day programme will bring together leading researchers, academics and artists to lift the hood on the dynamic facets of artificial intelligence and how they contribute to evolving creative processes. Behind every great technology resides a trove of meticulous experimenting, testing, analysing and recalculating. The final tools and software that artists use to create new work depends on this never ending cycle of research and development. The Instrumental Shifts Symposium during Rewire 2019 will showcase the nuts and bolts behind this process.

Opening with Prof. Thor Magnusson and followed by a keynote by Prof. Mick Grierson, talks by Dr. Róisín Loughran and Prof. Bob Sturm, artist presentations by Ash Koosha and Laura Agnusdei, a series of lightning talks and a panel discussion, the symposium will question the creativity of artificial intelligence networks, demonstrate how we train generative systems, and advocate for growing partnerships between the creative and academic worlds. See the complete programme here.