Kiwi: Towards an environment for realtime collaborative music creation

Alain Bonardi, Philippe Galleron, Éric Maestri, Jean Millot, Anne Sedes

(Université Paris 8)

And if collaborative approaches would transform our practice of realtime programming, our ways to teach it, our ways to create? This is the bet the ANR-funded MUSICOLL project (2016-2018) does. It aims at redesigning the musical practice of realtime graphical computing in a collaborative manner. Hosted at the Maison des Sciences de l’Homme Paris Nord, this project brings together the Centre de Recherche en Informatique et Création Musicale (CICM) belonging to MUSIDANSE Lab at Paris 8 University and OhmForce company specialized in collaborative digital audio.

In this framework, we develop Kiwi software, an environment for realtime collaborative music creation enabling to several creators to simultaneously work on the production of a sound process hosted online. We concurrently design a new course in patching for beginners that will be tought at Paris 8 University from february to may 2018, we organize workshops for secondary-school pupils in Seine Saint-Denis, and we observe the first uses in collective creation. The CICM team of MUSICOLL project includes Alain Bonardi, Philippe Galleron, Pierre Guillot, Eric Maestri, Jean Millot, Eliott Paris and Anne Sèdes.

The last versions of the software (Mac OS, Windows, Linux) are downloadable here:

The set of available contents about Kiwi software is online here:

The webpage of MUSICOLL project:

A workshop with KIWI will be organized in the context of Ircam Forum Workshops the 9th of March 2018