The SpeakeSystem plays music with a human musician in an improvised jazz performance. The musician begins by playing (e.g. a saxophone) and the system responds with its own music. The SpeakeSystem ‘improvises by training pitch and event sequence models in real time from a live audio input and then uses a riffing behaviour to generate output in the form of note sequences with varying timbre.’
The SpeakeSystem ‘was commissioned by the BBC’s ‘Jazz Line Up’ programme in 2015 for a one off live performance at the Wellcome Trust in London with British saxophonist Martin Speake and which was also broadcast live on national UK radio.’
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Yee-King, M., & d’Inverno, M. (2016, June). Experience driven design of creative systems. In Title: Proceedings of the 7th Computational Creativity Conference (ICCC 2016). Universite Pierre et Marie Curie.