Improtech Paris - Tokyo

  • Université des arts de Tokyo (12-8 Uenokōen, Taito City, Tokyo 110-8714, Japon, 110-8714 , Taito City)
  • Monday 29 July 2024 - Friday 2 August 2024
  • 00h00 - 00h00 (local time)

Improtech Paris - Tokyo will be held at the Tokyo University of the Arts (Geidai) from July 29 to August 2, within the  Max Summer School 2024, where the cocreative AI tools resulting from the REACH project will be taught intensively.
The 5th festival-workshop for improvised music and digital intelligence, co-organized by Ircam, will welcome a number of truly outstanding personalities, including celebrated multi-award jazzman Steve Lehman, Jim O'Rourke from the legendary Sonic Youth group and avant-garde beacon, Joëlle Léandre, the double-bass diva with life time achievement award, contemporary classical composer Lara Morciano exploring the limits of hybrid acoustic/digital composition, the immense Malagasy zither virtuoso Justin Vali, as well as Japanese artists Suguru Goto, new media artist and director of Geidai Musical Creativity, Michiyo Yagi, renewing the art of the Koto in the digital esthetic, Mari Kimura, visionary virtuoso violinist with gestural interaction systems, Akira Sakata, a cherished veteran of the japanese free scene, and many others remarkable musicians and researchers. 
Miller Puckette, Inventor of the Max software system and Venice Silver Lion for his life in computer music, also graces us with a keynote lecture and a musical performance with his musical partner Irwin percussionist and digital musician.
Workshops and lectures will cover a vast panorama of advanced machine learning and machine listening, gestural and spatial control, software environments, Creative Artificial Intelligence, including inevitable esthetical and epistemological questions.
Info, program and registration (before May 27, giving online or in-person access to the entire Max Summer School) at