A performance investigating invention vs imitation

Friday May 17, 2024 a musical performance with two pianos took place at the Rolex Learning Center at EPFL in Switzerland. One of the pianos was played by composer and Agalma member Richard Rentsch, and the other was piloted by the Artificial Intelligence platform SOMAX. This musical collaboration was followed by a round table discussion that explored what types of collaboration are possible between man and machine.

More info at:  https://actu.epfl.ch/news/une-performance-qui-interroge-l-opposition-inventi/

Partner(s)

Brain Mind Institute – LNCO (EPFL)

Periode

Start : 2012 | End : –

Presentation

This conference-performance includes two movements:
A conference by Pierre Magistretti and François Ansermet around neuroscience and psychoanalysis about the enigma of creative process, especially about their unconscious side; a musical improvisation which brings into play two pianists (Orazio Sciortino and Richard Rentsch) with an EEG recording to access their brain activity in the creative process.
The signals are projected on large screens and spectators can follow, in real-time, images of the neuronal activity during this creative process.

More information about this conference-performance

Listen to the radio program “Discovery”, live at the Verbier Music Festival (Espace 2)