POSTPONED: AI as Foil Series: A New Musical Frontier: AI Meets Music

When and Where

Friday, May 28, 2021 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm


Please note: This event has been postponed to a future date in response to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) censure of the University of Toronto


A Discussion with Toronto music producer Annelise Noronha and AI scientist Sageev Oore moderated by Natalie Klym and hosted by the BMO Lab at the University of Toronto.

This online event was part of the series AI as Foil: Exploring the Co-evolution of Art and Technology curated by Natalie Klym.

Craft/discipline: Music

Guest artist: Annelise Noronha, Producer / Engineer

AI respondent: Sageev Oore, CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair, Vector Institute and Dalhousie University

Music making has gone through several major technological revolutions since the gramophone, each one confronting philosophical issues like fidelity, authenticity, and legitimacy. The introduction of AI into musical practice has revived many of these debates while raising new questions. In this session, seasoned producer and engineer Annelise Noronha will discuss her encounters with music technology in conversation with AI scientist Sageev Oore. Annelise has worked with artists like Dragonette, Jennifer Lopez, and Blue Rodeo as well as Academy Award winning composer Mychael Danna. Sageev is Associate Professor of computer science at Dalhousie University, Faculty member at the Vector Institute, and CIFAR Artificial Intelligence Chair. A musician himself, he worked on Google Brain’s Magenta project, applying deep learning to music.