• Set Séminaires Recherche & Technologie
  • Saison 2018-2019 - None - None > Pierre Saint-Germier : Interaction and Improvisation in Human and Artificial Musicians, a conceptual approach
  • Feb. 4, 2019
  • Ircam
  • Pierre Saint-Germier (conférencier)

In this talk, I will first discuss conceptual analyses of the notions of interaction and improvisation in music from the standpoint of the philosophy of action. In particular, I will contend that interaction and improvisation are best conceived as overlapping but importantly distinct notions. I will also present and evaluate a set of positive criteria for improvised action (as opposed to merely negative criteria such as "unplanned" or "unscripted"). In the second part of the talk, I will discuss how these notions can be applied to music-making settings involving artificial entities, such as software or robots.