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2nd AES Workshop on Intelligent Music Production

C4DM was host to the second edition of the Workshop on Intelligent Music Production, one year after the Digital Media Technology (DMT) Lab at Birmingham City University brought it into existence. Over a hundred delegates registered, primarily from the UK but also from mainland Europe, Japan, Australia, Canada, the USA...

The event consisted of 2 keynotes, 8 paper presentations, 22 more poster presentations, and a panel session, and took place at Queen Mary's Charterhouse Square campus.

Keynote 1

The first keynote was delivered by Bryan Pardo from Northwestern University, who with his Interactive Audio Lab has significantly shaped the field of intelligent music production.

Paper session 1

Chair: Josh Reiss

Keynote 2

The afternoon was delivered by François Pachet from Sony Computer Science Laboratories in Paris, France. Having authored several important publications on techniques for automatic music production and composition, his presentation featured several jaw-dropping demonstrations of machine-made music.

Paper session 2

Chair: Brecht De Man

Panel session: "Future Directions in Intelligent Sound Engineering"

Chair: Ryan Stables

Panel members: Henry Bourne (Calrec Audio), Andy Farnell (Mogees), Bruno Fazenda (University of Salford), Alessandro Palladini (Music Group)

Poster sessions

All submitted papers were presented as a poster, on display during lunch and coffee breaks.

For more information on the workshop, see Workshop proceedings in the form of two-page papers are available at More tweets can be found via the #WIMP2 hashtag.

Workshop chairs Josh Reiss and Brecht De Man wish to thank the C4DM Platform Grant for funding the event, EECS and QMSU staff for technical support, and the C4DM volunteers: Dave Moffat, Rod Selfridge, Alessia Milo, Di Sheng, Emmanouil Chourdakis, William Wilkinson, Adàn Benito Temprano and Saurjya Sarkar.

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