AIM at ACM Creativity & Cognition 2024

Creativity and Cognition conference logo 2024On 23rd-26th June, several AIM PhD students will participate in the 16th ACM Conference on Creativity and Cognition 2024 (C&C 2024). C&C is a leading international conference that brings together researchers and practitioners from various disciplines to explore technologies wide impacts on creativity, from designing and working with AI tools, to the social and cultural aspects of creativity.

The following paper received an honorable mention award at the conference:

The paper collects first-person accounts, interview and questionnaire measures, on how several AIM and C4DM researchers used AI tools of their choice in their music making, contributing descriptions of how they reflected when using AI generated content.

AIM members Ashley Noel-Hirst and Corey Ford are also co-authors of the paper:

The paper explores how an AI tool trained on a Folk dataset is used and appropriated by musicians in the genres of both, as a playful way to explore Human-AI Interaction.

The 2nd international workshop on eXplainable AI for the Arts is also run at the conference, co-organized by AIM members Corey Ford and Shuoyang Zheng. This workshop examines the challenges and opportunities at the intersection of explainable AI and the Arts, offering a critical view on the explainable aspects of Responsible AI and Human-Centred AI. With an accepted paper from AIM of:

  • A Mapping Strategy for Interacting with Latent Audio Synthesis Using Artistic Materials by Shuoyang Zheng, Anna Xambó Sedó and Nick Bryan-Kinns.

The paper describes how mapping sketches to the latent space of the audio synthesis RAVE model can be used to support temporal and cross-modal aspects of explainable AI. See this paper alongside other proceedings at

Corey Ford is also on the organising committee as a chair for Student Volunteers.

We hope to see you all at ACM C&C!

AIM at SMC 2024

Logo of SMC 2024 conferenceOn 4–6th July, several AIM PhD students will participate in the 2024 conference on Sound and Music computing (SMC 2024) in Porto, Portugal. With this years theme being ‘immersive’, the conference brings together interdisciplinary work from composers, scientists and other researchers tackling engagement with digital sound and music.

The Centre for Digital Music will be present with work ranging from piano transcription to latent audio models. We look forward to sharing the below papers, authored or co-authored by AIM members:

  • A Generative Framework for Composition-aware Loop Recommendation In Music Production: Drum2Bass Use Case, by Xiaowan Yi and Mathieu Barthet
  • Simulating Piano Performance Mistakes for Music Learning Context, by Alia Morsi (Universitat Pompeu Fabra), Huan Zhang, Akira Maezawa (Yamaha Corporation), Simon Dixon and Xavier Serra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
  • Temporal Analysis of Emotion Perception in Film Music: Insights from the FME-24 Dataset, by Ruby O.N Crocker and George Fazekas
  • Reconstructing the Charlie Parker Omnibook using an audio-to-score automatic transcription pipeline, by Xavier Riley and Simon Dixon

AIM students organise and participate at the AES International Symposium on AI and the Musician

AES international symposium on AI and the Musician logo and event date.AIM PhD students both organised and presented at the AES International Symposium on AI and the Musician, which took place on 6-8 June 2024 at the Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA, USA.

AIM PhD student Christian Steinmetz was both Papers Chair and Workshops Chair for the symposium, and was instrumental in organising a successful event.

The following works were authored/coauthored by AIM PhD students and academic staff: