• Can machines help us to be more creative?

    Flow machines is a research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) and coordinated by François Pachet,  jointly hosted by SONY CSL and UPMC – Paris 6.

  • Reflexive Looper: a new Flow Machines application for pop and jazz

  • Flow Machines at Centre International Culturel de Cerisy

    Flow Machines is featured during the International Symposium on Life Science, Information Science (SCIENCES DE LA VIE, SCIENCES DE L’INFORMATION, in French), at the Cerisy International Culture Center (September 17 -24, 2016)

  • Flow Machines @ “Quand la guitare [s’] électrise !”

    Flow Machines’s output is presented at the symposium “Quand la guitare [s’] électrise !” (in French).
    The symposium is held on June 23/24, 2016 at the Amphitheatre of the Cité de la musique – Philharmonie de Paris.

  • Flow Machines @ 6th annual LIPADE Open Day

    The results of the Flow Machines project are presented during the LIPADE Open Day during the keynote by Francois Pachet: The Challenges and Opportunities of Creativity Research.

  • Flow Machines becomes a web comic!

  • Flow Machines at la Semaine du Cerveau

    Flow Machines participates to the Semaine  du Cerveau (Brain Week) in Grenoble 
    Read the program

  • Reflexive Looper at the Guthman musical instrument competition

  • Flow Machines at the Lift Conference (Geneva)

    Flow Machines’ principal investigator François Pachet leads a workshop entitled Computational Creativity – will artificial intelligence replace your favourite human artist? during the prestigious LIFT conference held in Geneva, Switzerland (February 10-12 2016)
     

  • Flow Machines at Rencontres Arts & Sciences

    Flow Machines is presented to the Rencontres Arts & Sciences : Neurosciences, Epistémologie et nouveaux Paradigmes (in French) organised by the Centre Universitaire des Saints Pères, February 5-6 2016.

  • FlowComposer used in the musical “The Fence”!

    Beyond the Fence is a London-based musical conceived by computer and substantially crafted by computer.  It is modelled on a statistical study of the ‘recipe for success’ in hit musicals. FlowComposer is used in this process for generating music material for the show.

  • ICCC16 call for paper is out

    The call for papers of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Creativity (ICCC16) is published here.
    The Conference will be jointly organised by UPMC_Paris6 and SONY CSL and co-sponsored by Flow Machines.

  • Brazyle is online!

    The new website Brazyle is online.
    Brazyle is a PVE project about Brazilian music style aiming at capture the style of Brazilian musicians to archive it and use for automatic composition, thanks to Flow Machines’ scientific results.

  • Flow Machines on ARTE !

    François Pachet presents the Flow Machines project on ARTE, Square Idée, Devenir Wagner ou Daft Punk? , Octobre 2015

  • Invited talk at Pisa Internet Festival

    François Pachet presented the results of the Flow Machines project during an invited talk at the Pisa Internet Festival (October 2015, Pisa).

  • Invited talk at Kreyon Day, Roma

    François Pachet will present the results of the Flow Machines project during the Kreyon Day in Rome, Italy, on September 13,  2015.

  • Invited talk at EPIA 2015, Coimbra

    François Pachet is invited speaker at EPIA 2015, the main Artificial Intelligence International Conference in Portugal, taking place in Coimbra (September 8-11).
    François will present the Flow Machines project’s ongoing research and results.

  • Invited talk, ICML 2015

    François Pachet is invited speaker at, ICML 2015 (6/11 July), the leading international machine learning conference.

  • Invited talk, Imp. College

    François Pachet is invited speaker at the Workshop on Cultural & Social Analytics, organised by < The Workshop’s program follows. What A half-day Workshop on Cultural & Social Analytics, focusing on the acquisition, analysis and explanation of large amounts of cultural and social data.

  • Ode to Joy

    The European Research Council (ERC) celebrated a significant milestone: the funding of its 5000th researcher.

  • STARTS Symposium BOZAR 22-23 June 2015

    Flow Machines’s results ill be presented during the workshop “How music stimulates technological innovation“, where François Pachet will moderate a discussion about explore the catalytic role of the arts for innovation in business, industry and society and how to foster it.

  • The creative process analysis on Culture Jazz

    With an interview (in French) “François Pachet analyse le processus de création“, Pierre Gros presents the vision behind the Flow Machines project and the album Count on it.

  • Capturing the style of Brazilian Musicians

    From 04 to 07 february 2015, during Porto Musical, Recife, the project Flow Machines will be in Brazil, bringing the experience “Capturing the Style of Brazilian Musicians: Hands-on Sessions and Experiments“.

  • Colloque: nouveaux gestes et langages instrumentaux

    The Flow Machines project will be presented to the seminar “Nouveaux gestes et langages instrumentaux”, Brussels, 21/11 – 14:00 in the framework of the ARSMusica festival.
    For more information please visit the ARS Musica website.

  • Launch of the album “Count on it”

    François Pachet and Mark d’Inverno launch their album Count on it, composed and produced in the project, in London, on Sat-01-Nov.

  • Flow Machines at the IMPAKT Festival, Utrecht

    TIME 11:00 – 12:30, October, Thursday 31st
    WHERE Theater Kikker Kleine Zaal/Small Hall, Utrecht, NL

    An instrument that predicts what you’ll play next, a radio that conjures new songs by dead legends, a hall-of-mirrors that lets musicians grow entire orchestras of clones; improbab

  • ECCAI Fellows Program: Invited talks at AFIA

    Every year, AFIA (French Association for Artificial Intelligence) invites the elected French ECCAI Fellows to give a talk and present their activites.
    François Pachet, elected ECCAI Fellow in 2014, presents his research on October the 2nd, 2014.
    For more info please visit AFIA Website.

  • Jazzomat workshop in Weimar

    On Septembre 26-27, François Pachet takes part to the annual meeting of the Jazzomat workshop, Weimar (Germany).
    For more information: http://jazzomat.hfm-weimar.de/workshop2014/workshop.

  • Flow Machines awarded with a PoC grant

    The Flow Machines project will receive a ‘Proof-of-Concept’ grants from the European Research Council (ERC),  to test the market potential of our research.
    A total of 182 proposals were submitted to the first round of this call, and the success rate is around 28%.

  • Sony CSL Open House at MOMA, NY

    The SONY CSL Open House 2014 takes place for the first time at MOMA, NY.
    The results and future vision of the Flow Machines project are presented at MOMA with the talk “Style Cryogenics: The Future of Music Assets”
    For more information, please visit: https://www.sonycsl.co.

  • Invited talk at RFIA 2014 (in French)

    Le projet Flow Machines est present au dix-neuvième congrès national sur la Reconnaissance de Formes et l’Intelligence Artificielle (RFIA’14) qui se déroulera du 30 juin au 4 juillet 2014 à Rouen.
    Plus d’info: http://rfia2014.univ-rouen.

  • The FlowHarmonizer at ICCC

    François Pachet presents a paper about  the FlowHarmonizer, Non-Conformant Harmonization: The Real Book in the Style of Take 6 during the 5th International Conference on Computational Creativity, Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 10-13, 2014: watch the video
    For more info visit http://computationalcr

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