Interview with Nicole Mitchell: On Musical Improvisation with Artificial Intelligence

Join us for a guest lecture in MUSC 242 / COMP 242 with composer Nicole Mitchell. Watch the livesteram of the event using this link.


Mar1
10:15 am
2022-03-01 10:15:00 2022-03-01 10:15:00 Interview with Nicole Mitchell: On Musical Improvisation with Artificial Intelligence

Nicole Mitchell is one of the most renowned improvisers in the music world today. Her recent experience with artificial intelligence technology in the upcoming album "Medusae" makes it particularly relevant to investigate her impressions on the use of such technologies in music improvisation. Merging modern creative music and computer music, "Medusae" is a symbol for a multitude of concepts and for Black Feminism. The album explores the intersection of human and machine musical creativity, and features the autonomous music system VIVO.

Nicole, flutist, conceptualist and composer, has worked with contemporary musicians including George Lewis, Steve Coleman, James Newton, Archie Shepp, Anthony Davis, Bill Dixon, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Ed Wilkerson, David Boykin, Rob Mazurek, and Hamid Drake. She has been a featured flute soloist with Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra, AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, ICI Creative Orchestra (Germany), Vancouver NOW Orchestra (Canada), the Ramsey Lewis Freedom Ensemble and the New Black Repertory Ensemble (Chicago).

She was recently awarded a Champion of New Music by the American Composers Forum, a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts 2011 as “the most important jazz flutist of her generation,” (AllAboutJazz) and Top Flutist by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association (2010, 2011). Her work has been featured on National Public Radio and in magazines including Ebony, Downbeat, JazzIz, Jazz Times, Jazz Wise, and American Legacy.

 

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Event Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Nicole Mitchell is one of the most renowned improvisers in the music world today. Her recent experience with artificial intelligence technology in the upcoming album "Medusae" makes it particularly relevant to investigate her impressions on the use of such technologies in music improvisation. Merging modern creative music and computer music, "Medusae" is a symbol for a multitude of concepts and for Black Feminism. The album explores the intersection of human and machine musical creativity, and features the autonomous music system VIVO.

Nicole, flutist, conceptualist and composer, has worked with contemporary musicians including George Lewis, Steve Coleman, James Newton, Archie Shepp, Anthony Davis, Bill Dixon, Roscoe Mitchell, Muhal Richard Abrams, Anthony Braxton, Ed Wilkerson, David Boykin, Rob Mazurek, and Hamid Drake. She has been a featured flute soloist with Chicago Jazz Philharmonic, Chicago Sinfonietta Orchestra, AACM Great Black Music Ensemble, ICI Creative Orchestra (Germany), Vancouver NOW Orchestra (Canada), the Ramsey Lewis Freedom Ensemble and the New Black Repertory Ensemble (Chicago).

She was recently awarded a Champion of New Music by the American Composers Forum, a Herb Alpert Award in the Arts 2011 as “the most important jazz flutist of her generation,” (AllAboutJazz) and Top Flutist by Downbeat Magazine and the Jazz Journalist Association (2010, 2011). Her work has been featured on National Public Radio and in magazines including Ebony, Downbeat, JazzIz, Jazz Times, Jazz Wise, and American Legacy.

 

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