Conferences Workshops

Computational Medicine and AI Music Co-creation at Mathemusical Encounters in Singapore

Elaine Chew was a co-organiser of the Mathemusical Encounters in Singapore (MES2024), which took place 19-23 February 2024, at the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Workshop themes included Mathematical & Computational Approaches, Machine Learning, Generativity & Interactivity, Computational Physiology/Medicine, and Education, Learning & Creativity (see program).

Computational Physiology / Medicine

The new Computational Physiology/Medicine theme featured contributions from Julian Thayer (keynote), Ye Wang, Michael Casey, Kat Agres (director of the new NUS Centre for Music and Health), and Esa Räsänen. Two other talks by Anja Volk and Rachel Chen addressed rhythm interventions for autism.

Diderot Forum Legacy Roundtable

MES2024 marked the 25th anniversary of the European Mathematical Society (EMS)’s Diderot Mathematical Forum on “Mathematics and Music” in Lisbon, Paris and Vienna.

The original organisers, and founding members of the Society for Mathematics and Computation in Music spoke at a roundtable on the Diderot Forum Legacy And Future Perspectives following an opening statement by Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, the then EMS President.

Maths/Music Concerts, Mystery Machines

The workshop featured five concerts, including the opening concert by Margaret Leng Tan (playing music by George Crumb), the closing concert Mystery Machines, a Maths & Music Lunchtime Concert, a two-piano concert by Bertrand Giraud and Albert Tiu, and a lunchtime concert by conservatory students.

Elaine Chew and Gérard Assayag presented Elez / Boulaine in homage to Boulez (turning 100 in 2025) at the closing of Mystery Machines.

Elez / Boulaine is a semi-improvised dialog between pianist and generative electronics (somax2) with real-time visualisation of performer physiology (heartfm). Follow the link to see/hear the recordings.

Early Career Researchers

On the final day featuring Early Career Researchers, Mateusz Soliński (postdoc in the COSMOS project) presented a talk on computational models of musicians’ physiological response to music, including analysis of data from Elez / Boulaine. See the abstract and Mateusz’ photos of Singapore in this blogpost.

Paul Lascabettes, Gonzalo Romero-García, and Jyoti Narang presented results from their theses, and 13 year old ANU maths honors graduate Nathanael Koh spoke on tuning systems.


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