MusicLab 6: Human-Machine Improvisation
This 6th edition of MusicLab focuses on musical interactions between humans and machines, featuring prominent musicians from Norway’s improvisation scene. Christian Winther (guitar) and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums) will play with an artificial intelligence-enabled interactive music system, CAVI, developed by Çağrı Erdem.
Imagine yourself playing a musical instrument while your friend messes around with electronic audio effects devices that process your instrument’s sound. You can be annoyed or waive the control and try to jam together. Now imagine that artificial intelligence replaces your friend in the same setting. That will happen in this 6th edition of MusicLab.
Two prominent musicians from Norway's improvisation scene, Christian Winther (guitar) and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums) will be playing a solo improvised set, each with CAVI, a "coadaptive audiovisual instrument" developed by RITMO researcher, Çağrı Erdem. The concert will be streamed from The Science Library at the University of Oslo, followed by a virtual panel and data-jockeying. MusicLab 6 will be the closing event of The Nordic Sound and Music Computing Day.
Want to help with the science?
Then, we will kindly ask you to continuously provide us with your immediate thoughts on a question throughout the concert, followed by a short survey. To do so, you will need to open your favourite browser on your mobile phone and either go to bit.ly/MusicLab6 or use the QR code below. All participation will be anonymous.
- Welcome by Alexander Refsum Jensenius and Solveig Sørbø
- Solo sets of Christian Winther and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen with CAVI
- Panel discussion with Stefania Serafin (Aalborg University), Anna Xambó Sedó (De Montfort University), Nanette Nielsen (RITMO) and the performers, Christian Winther and Dag Erik Knedal Andersen, moderated by Alexander Refsum Jensenius (RITMO)
- Data jockeying with Dongho Daniel Kwak (RITMO)
About the participants
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen
Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drums) is a dazzling musician bringing jazz fluidity, speed and precision to a wide variety of playing situations mostly in the field of Free Improvisation and Noise. He combines flamboyance, a hyperactive personality, and instinctive creativity to place him among the finest European drummers.
Concert production by the University Library
- Solveig Sørbø (production)
- Dag Backer (sound engineering and overall audiovisual production)
- Kyrre Traavik Låberg (filming / video production)
- Dan Michael Olsen Heggø (filming / video production)
- Christina Eide (lights and crew)
Research design by RITMO
- Çağrı Erdem (researcher)
- Alexander Refsum Jensenius (research supervisor)
- Alena Clim (research assistant)
- Kayla Burnim (head engineer)
- Dag Erik Knedal Andersen (drummer, improviser)
- Christian Winther (guitarist, improviser)