Composing​ for Film with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE


In this workshop, you will learn hands-on how to use the latest artificial intelligence technology in your creative workflow when writing music for film. We will teach you the fundamentals of A.I. and we demonstrate its capabilities in creative writing: from sparking new ideas to working out a melody into a full score. For this workshop, you will use Orb Composer Suite, which assists you in the process of using A.I. algorithms in your DAW of choice.

You do not need a background or require prior experience with A.I. to join this workshop. We do require you to be proficient with your DAW and be able to work with MIDI data easily.

The workshop will take place on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 10:30am - 01:30pm.


Please note the following rules and regulations:
1. The workshop is limited to 16 participants and 5 observers.
2. Application deadline is Thursday, September 24, 2020, 09:00am CET. You will be informed about your participation shortly after the deadline.
3. As a participant you need to bring your DAW and all the equipment you need to work with it! We will only provide electrical power! Furthermore, you will be informed about the procedure to get the necessary software for the workshop. The software license will be provided for free for the workshop participation.
4. You will not be able to attend the workshop without a valid accreditation. In order to avoid unnecessary personal contacts during the current CORONA situation, accreditations are only available online.

Speaker: Janne Spijkervet

Janne Spijkervet, MSc. is a composer and artificial intelligence researcher who explores the notion of creativity with self-learning algorithms. She started composing at the age of 11, and had her first orchestral piece performed at age 13. A year later, she was enrolled in the Young Talent Academy of the Conservatory of Amsterdam, where she studied classical- and jazz composition. At age 19, she was commissioned to write a piece for the Grammy Award-winning Metropole Orchestra. At age 20, she joined Hans Zimmer's Remote Control Productions as a studio intern in Los Angeles. She earned her Bachelor of Music degree at the HKU University of Arts Utrecht with honors, and developed a system that learned to write music like Bach in her thesis. In 2020, she earned her Master of Science degree at the University of Amsterdam where she conducted research about how algorithms learn in an unsupervised manner: without humans that explicitly tell a computer something about the world it perceives. She has worked with artists to create songs using artificial intelligence and has performed on radio and television shows explaining the wide range of possibilities and impact of the creative use of A.I. She took the third place in the VPRO AI Song Contest 2020.