Researcher in Computer Science
Conference : Can we tune the time of men and the time of machines?
Jean-Louis Giavitto is Research Director at the CNRS and Deputy Director of the STMS lab (Sciences and Technologies of Music and Sound), a joint laboratory of CNRS, IRCAM and Sorbonne University. His research focuses on programming languages, in particular the mechanisms for computing a form that develops in space and time. These researches have been applied to the modelling and simulation of complex dynamic systems in biology (developmental processes) and music (analysis, composition, performance).
If music is an art of time, what kind of time is it? And is it possible to share this musical time between man and machine? These questions, which may seem abstract, become very tangible and pressing in mixed music where a computer must produce electronic sounds alongside human musicians. This presentation will focus on clarifying these questions and providing elements of answers based on the experiences with the Antescofo system, a computer system that allows the composer to define an electronic answer and to realize it taking into account the performer's musical interpretation during the concert.