KQED’s Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, Tonya Mosley, will host a special evening of conversation and performance looking at how technology is influencing the future of music composition, production and performance. Explore what it is that makes us love music—and whether that love is possible without the human touch. From classical to jazz to EDM, music has always been marked by innovation and experimentation. But in recent years, we’ve seen the advent of software that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to produce and compose music.
The evening will show us what a musician can do with their voice and a single instrument and we will see what is possible with AI technologies. Guests include Doug Eck, a research scientist for Google’s latest project, Magenta, Amy X Neuburg, a classically trained composer, and Ge Wang, Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics.