Author: Jérôme Nika

Jérôme Nika is a researcher and a computer music designer / musician specialized in human-machine musical interaction. As a researcher in the Music Representations Team 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“. Numerous artistic productions have used technologies resulting from this research since 2016 (Onassis Center, Athens; Ars Electronica Festival, Linz; Frankfurter Positionen festival, Frankfurt; Annenberg Center, Philadelphia; Bimhuis, Amsterdam; Studio 104 Maison de la Radio, Centre Pompidou, Collège de France, LeCentquatre, Paris; Montreux Jazz festival, etc.). As a musician, computer music designer, or scientific advisor, he 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).