IMPROTECH Paris - Αθηνα 2019

Program on Onassis STEGI web site
Printable (PDF) PROGRAM in Greek and English

Detailed program

Thursday Sept. 26

Friday Sept. 27

Saturday Sept. 28

Sunday Sept. 29

Thursday sept 26 - Opening

Onassis STEGI, 19:00 - 22:30

Opening Keynote and concert


Opening Words

Anastasia Georgaki, Christos Carras, Gérard Assayag, Marc Chemillier

Opening Keynote Lecture: Improvisation with Technology as a Way of Life: Listening for Freedom with Arnold Davidson

George Lewis (Columbia University)


Concert #1

Program Notes

Evan Parker, Matt Wright, Peter Evans, Mark Nauseef
Trance Map+
Saxophones, live electronics, trumpet, percussion

Michelle-Agnes Magalhaes, Frederic Bevilacqua & guests
In good company
for 2 pianists, guest musicians and webaudio devices

Georg Hajdu
Just Her - Jester - Gesture
For augmented kalimba (played by Lin Chen) and live electronics

Raphael Imbert, Benjamin Lévy, Mourad Benhammou
A.I. Swing
Saxophones, OMax 5 computer system, drums

Dimitri Vassilakis with the students from the University of Athens
Guests : Anastasia Georgaki, Raphael Imbert and Benjamin Lévy
Saxophones, guitars, vocals, accordion, live electronics, OMax 5 and DYCI2 computer system

Friday sept 27 - Lectures

University of Athens, 09:30 - 13:30

Algorithms, AI and Improvisation

Keynote talk : Perception, embodiment, and expressivity in human and computer improvisation

George Tzanetakis (University of Victoria, Ca)

It Ain’t Over Till Its Over: Theory of Mind, Social Intelligence and Improvising Machines

Ian Gold and Eric Lewis (McGill University, Ca)

Improvising with augmented organ and singing instruments: gesture, sound, music (Cantor digitalis)

Christophe d’Alessandro (Sorbonne University, Fr)

Creativity, blending and improvisation: a case study on harmony

Emilios Cambouropoulos (Aristotle University of Thessalonikin, Gr.)

Do the math: Musical creativity and improvisation under the spectrum of information science

Maximos Kaliakatsos-Papakostas (Ionian University, Gr.)

Children’s improvisations using reflexive interaction technologies – Computational music analysis in the European Project MIROR

Christina Anagnostopoulou, Aggeliki Triantafyllaki, Antonis Alexakis (University of Athens, Gr.)

Friday sept 27 - Workshops

Onassis STEGI, 16:00 - 19:00

Body and Drama

Kinaesonics: crafting and being trans-dimensional (Bodycoder system)

Mark Bokowiec, Julie Wilson-Bokowiec (University of Huddersfield, UK)

Interactive Drama Tools

George Petras (National School of Dance, Gr.), Panagiotis E. Tsagkarakis (Free-lance Engineer), Anastasia Georgaki (University of Athens, Gr.)

Collective performance and improvisation using CoMo-Elements

Michelle Agnes Magalhaes (composer, Ircam, Fr.), Frédéric Bevilacqua (researcher, Ircam, Fr.)

Friday sept 27 - Concert #2

Onassis STEGI, 20:00 - 22:30

Program Notes

Bernard Lubat, Sylvain Luc, Marc Chemillier, Gérard Assayag
Lubax Lux
Piano, guitar, Omax & dJazz computer systems

Lara Morciano
For piano, motion capture, transducers and real-time electronics

George Lewis, Evan Parker, Mari Kimura, Stylianos Dimou, Voyager
Voyager: Interactive Quintet (2007/2019)
Trombone, saxophones, violin, live electronics, Voyager interactive pianist.

Mari Kimura, Pierre Couprie, Gyorgy Kurtag, Hugues Genevois
A Close Encounter of the Seventh Kind
Violin, live electronics, Handsonic, Koncertdoboz

Rémi Fox, Jérôme Nika
C’est pour ça
Saxophones and DYCI2 computer system

Saturday Sept 28 - Lectures

University of Athens, 09:30 - 13:30

Improvisation, Digital Intelligence and Cultural Heritage

Keynote talk : From Digital to Human Intelligence in Music Understanding Research

Xavier Serra (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Sp.)

[CANCELED] Forms of presence in instrumental and electronic improvisation in relation to cultural contexts

Marc CHemillier (EHESS, Fr.)

" Jazz Mapping ” : Thematic Development and Story Telling in Jazz Improvisation

Dimitri Vassilakis (University of Athens, Gr.)

Metrical Polyrhythms and Polytemporality in live Improvisation Settings

Sami Amiris (American College, Athens Big Band, Gr.), Antonis Ladopoulos (University of Athens, American College, Gr.)

Polyphonic Conversations

Peter Nelson (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Disposable Music

Georg Hajdu (Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, DE)

Saturday sept 28 - Workshops

Onassis STEGI, 16:00 - 19:00

Game, mobiles, transducers

The Dynamic Percussion System: A procedural music engine for video games

Daniel Brown (Intelligent Music System, USA)

Improvisation with Motion Sensors and Live coding: Combining Dance and Instrumental Improvisation

Ioannis Zannos (Ionian University, Gr.)

Composing “musiques mixtes” : acoustic spaces, improvisation and gestures.

Lara Morciano (composer, It.), Jose-Miguel Fernandez (composer, Ircam, Fr.)

Saturday sept 28 - Concert #3

Onassis STEGI, 20:00 - 22:30

Program Notes

Jaap Blonk, Hervé Sellin, Georges Bloch
Paris bout à bout
Cine-concert on Nurith Aviv's Bout à Bout movie. Voice, piano, OMax and DYCI2 computer systems.

Mark Bokowiec and Julie Wilson - Bokowiec
For Kinaesonics, Bodycoder System and soloist.

Marc Chemillier and Camel Zekri
Gnawa Machine
Augmented guitar, keyboard, dJazz and Le Cercle computer systems.

Orestis Karamanlis and Giorgos Gargalas BitVox For beatboxing and laptop live electronics

Steve Lehman and Jerôme Nika
Silver Lake Studies
Saxophones, live electronics, DYCI2 computer system

Sunday Sept 29 - Lectures

University of Athens, 09:30 - 13:30

Aesthetics and Ethics of Improvisation in the Digital Era

Keynote talk : Distributed Creativity, Some Ethical Aspects of Group Improvisation, and our (human-like) Interaction with Digital Entities

Garry L. Hagberg (Bard College, USA)

The MICA Project : Musical Improvisation and Collective Action

Clement Canonne (Ircam, CNRS, Fr.) & Pierre Saint Germier (Ircam, Fr.)

Machine Ethics and Music Creativity

George Kosteletos, Αnastasia Georgaki (University of Athens, Gr.)

AI-Aesthetics. Artificial Intelligence in Music and Art

Harry Lehmann (Philosopher, DE)

The phenomenology of computer aided improvisation and the constitution of the virtual music subject

Iakovos Steinhauer (University of Athens, Gr.)

Improvising (with) awkwardness

Danae Stefanou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Gr.)