AI ÒPERA IA. Conference on new technological challenges and artificial intelligence in the field of contemporary opera production
What implications will the next technological changes have for opera and music creators and music publishers? How can composers take creative advantage of recent advances in artificial intelligence? What is it like to use AI without diminishing intuition and creative freedom? Can new technologies create robotic performers? How is a new interaction between online platforms and face-to-face events formulated?
Opera composition has never turned its back on new tools or groundbreaking formats born of the emergence of new technologies. These are advances in fields as diverse as electronics applied to the creation and editing of new music or artificial intelligence and the possibilities it offers, which suddenly allow a new perspective on what it means to compose for the lyrical scene today.
The creators participating in the conference will share with the audience attending the event ―either in person or online― their first-person experiences and how they apply technological advances to their creative work. The guest scientists will be able to tell us about the latest developments that will surprise us in the future of AI in the field of opera.
Talks and presentations by: Marc Rosich (artistic director of ÒBNC), Dietrich Grosse (ÒBNC director), Ferran Cruixent (composer), Jordi Janer (engineer, co-founder, and director at Voctro Labs), Agusti Charles (composer), Marcus Lobbes (director at Akademie für Theater und Digitalität and Sönke Lund), Dr. Oscar Vilarroya (director of research in neuroscience, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Luc Steels (research professor at Instituto de Biología Evolutiva of CSIC and at Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Helena Cánovas Parés (composer), Raquel García-Tomás (composer and video maker), André Bücker (general and artistic director at Staatstheater Augsburg), Tina Lorenz (project coordinator to digital development at Staatstheater Augsburg), Dr. Evelyn Ficarra (composer and sound artist, music profesor), Tim Hopkins (artist and researcher at the University of Sussex), Belenish Moreno-Gil (post-composer, playwright, and musicologist), Hèctor Parra (pensionnaire at Académie de France in Rome 2021-2022) and Michel van der Aa (composer and director).