School of Music Visiting Artist
2-3:50PM in DMA Forum - B321
7-8:00PM in Creative Tech Forum - B214A Machine Lab
Jérôme Nika is a researcher and computer music designer. He graduated from the French Grandes Écoles Télécom ParisTech and ENSTA ParisTech. In addition, he studied acoustics, signal processing and computer science applied to music (multidisciplinary Master’s degree ATIAM in sciences and technologies for music, Sorbonne Université, Télécom ParisTech, Ircam), and composition. His PhD work Guiding Human-Computer music improvisation (Young Researcher Prize in Science and Music, 2015; Young Researcher Prize awarded by the French Association of Computer Music, 2016) focused on the introduction of authoring, composition, and control in human-computer music co-improvisation. Through the development of the software instruments ImproteK and DYCI2 in collaboration with Ircam (Paris, France), his research focuses on the integration of scenarios in music generation processes, and on the dialectic between reactivity and planning in interactive human-computer music improvisation. These projects led to more than 50 performances in collaboration with composers or improvisers in the past three years (Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, USA; Centre Pompidou, Collège de France, Le Centquatre, Paris, France; Montreux Jazz festival, Switzerland).