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Paid music and AI workshop opportunity for musicians

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  • Written byCat Cooper
  • Published date30 April 2022
Two people working on wired cables attached to a laptop
Finn Weaver and Rocio Aloe Rey, UAL Diploma in Creative Computing 2021. Photo copyright Alys Tomlinson

Pioneering the growth of AI in music, UAL Creative Computing Institute announces an opportunity for musicians who would like to learn to incorporate AI into their musical portfolios.

Working with Alan Turing Institute, we are looking for 10 interested musicians who already work with computers, to take part in 3 workshops to gain the skills to work with AI in their music, and take part in a concert at the end of the series.

What will you learn?

You will learn new skills and be supported to develop a short piece for a concert to showcase the outputs of all the participants at the end of June.

The workshops will focus on:

  • generating raw audio with machine learning
  • generating scores with machine learning
  • building expressive controllers with machine learning

When and where

  • Workshops: 6pm-8.45pm Wednesday 25 May, Wednesday 1 June and Wednesday 8 June
  • Concert: Wednesday 29 June

Location: Creative Computing Institute, Camberwell College of Arts, 45-65 Peckham Rd, London SE5 8UF

Requirements and eligibility

  • Coding not required, but candidates should already work with computers
  • Must have existing musical performance practice
  • Must be able to attend the 3 workshops and the performance in person in London
  • Must be 18 or over
  • Applicants must submit a 250 word proposal, stating why you feel the workshops would be beneficial to your music practice

Support

We can provide the following support for successful applicants:

  • A £500 fee (gross and inclusive of UK VAT if applicable) for participation for each candidate. Applicants must have right to work in the UK to receive.
  • 3 month subscription to Google Colab Pro (cloud compute service) for each candidate
  • We have limited budget to cover within-UK travel costs for the workshops and concerts if needed

Apply by 12 April

Submit your application via the application form by 12 April. Offer acceptances required by 22 April.

If you have questions, please email Dr Louis McCallum, UAL Creative Computing Institute: l.mccallum@arts.ac.uk