• 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.

  • 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: Constructive Machine Learning

    François Pachet is invited speaker at, ICML 2015 (6/11 July), the leading international machine learning conference.  His talk, entitled “Modeling and Manipulating style: a new challenge for Artificial Intelligence” will present some results obtained in the Flow-Machines project.

  • Invited talk at the Colloquium Jacques Morgenstern

    François Pachet will present the Flow Machines project during the Jacques Morgenstern Colloquium in Nice  (21 May 2015), with a talk entitled  Music and Text Generation “in the style of”.
    The Morgenstern Colloquium is a series of monthly lectures that started in 2002.

  • François Pachet awarded as UPMC talent

    UPMC, host institution of the Flow Machines Project, has been awarding its talents for academic success. Among them François Pachet, Flow Machines’ principal investigator and elected ECCAI Fellow 2014.
    For more information please visit UPMC website and browse the talents’ year-book.

  • Participate in our experiment about music composition!

    Are you a musician, or you are just interested in music composition? Then participate in our experiment!
    You may win a Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet.
    The experiment is carried out in the framework of the PRAISE project.
    Find all the information here.

  • 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.

  • Rencontres Nationales des Systèmes Complexes 2014

    François Pachet presents the results of the Flow Machines project at the Rencontres Nationales des Systèmes Complexes 2014, with a talk entitled ” Génération de séquences imitatives sous contraintes globales”.

  • 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

  • “Count on It” is online!

    The album Count on It, composed and produced by François Pachet and Mark d’Inverno in the Flow Machines project, is finally online!
    As a count down to the launch (November the 1st @ 1 PM, PizzaExpress Jazz Club Soho, London) we will upload some tunes from the album.

  • 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

  • Invited talk at PAAMS (Spain)

    The Flow Machines project is featured at PAAMS, Salamanca (Spain), with a plenary talk on “Virtual musicans and live jazz performance”For more info, visit the PAAMS conference website : PAAMS, 12th Conference on Practical Applications of Agents and Multi-Agent Systems

  • Invited Talk at CPAIOR (Ireland)

    François Pachet presents the Flow Machines project during an Invited talk at CPAIOR 2014 (Cork, Ireland), with a talk on “Style imitation: the opportunities and challenge of Markov constraints”.To read the presentation’s abstract:  http://4c.ucc.ie/cpaior2014/speakers.

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.

François Pachet is invited speaker at EPIA 2015, the main Artificial Intelligence International Conference in Portugal, taking place in Coimbra (September 8-11).

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