Research in Generative Technologies -&/for- Music Creation

Jérôme Nika (PhD),
Researcher in generative technologies for human-machine creative interactions & electronic musician.


As a researcher at Ircam, Jérôme Nika’s work focuses on how to model, learn, and navigate an “artificial musical memory” in creative contexts. In opposition to a “replacement approach” where AI would substitute for human, this research aims at designing novel creative practices involving a certain level of symbolic abstraction such as “interpreting / improvising the intentions” and “composing the narration“. The latest environments resulting from his research are Dicy2 for Max and Dicy2 for Ableton Live.

Numerous artistic productions have used technologies resulting from this research since 2016 (Roulette, Brooklyn, New York; Onassis Center, Athens, Greece; Ars Electronica Festival, Linz, Austria; Frankfurter Positionen festival, Frankfurt; Annenberg Center, Philadelphia, USA; Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands; French embassy in Washington DC; Studio 104 de la Maison de la Radio, Grande salle du Centre Pompidou, Collège de France, LeCentquatre, Paris, France; Montreux Jazz festival; Theatre Plaza, Montreal Jazz Festival etc.). 

TEDx Conference (in french) – Jérôme Nika

As an electronic musician or scientific advisor, Jérôme Nika is involved in numerous musical productions and artistic collaborations, particularly in improvised music (Steve Lehman, Orchestre National de Jazz, Bernard Lubat, Benoît Delbecq, Rémi Fox), contemporary music (Pascal Dusapin, Alexandros Markeas, Ensemble Modern, Marta Gentilucci), and contemporary art (Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains).

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