The piece “Imitation game” (2018) is written by Artemi-Maria Gioti. It is an interactive composition for human and robotic percussionist, incorporating machine learning and musical robotics. The composition is based on a dynamic form, shaped by decisions made by the musician and the robotic percussionist in real-time. The robotic percussionist interacts with the human based on machine listening, particularly a Neural Network trained to recognize different instruments (cymbals, bongos and cowbells) and playing techniques (strokes, scraping and bowing), while the musician interprets a non-linear score which enables him/her to adapt to the robotic percussionist’s actions in real-time.
Watch my interview with Artemi-Maria Gioti, where she explains in details how she used AI/ML technology to create this piece.
The video recording of Imitation Game you will find bellow
Artemi-Maria Gioti is a composer and artistic researcher working in the fields of artificial intelligence, musical robotics, collaborative and participatory sound art. Her compositions include works for solo instruments, ensemble, live and interactive electronics and have been performed in Greece, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Canada, The Netherlands and in the USA. She studied Composition at the University of Macedonia (Greece), Electroacoustic Composition at the University of Music and performing Arts of Vienna, and Composition — Computer Music at the Institute for Electronic Music and Acoustics (IEM) of the University of Music and Performing Arts of Graz. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree at the same university in the field of Music and AI.