DEI Talks | The Digital Score – “What’s really going on {in} here?” by Prof. Craig Vear

Prof Craig Vear is a Research Professor at De Montfort University where he is also a director of the Creative AI and Robotics Lab in the Institute of Creative Technologies. His research is naturally hybrid as he draws together the fields of music, digital performance, creative technologies, artificial intelligence, creativity, gaming, mixed reality and robotics. He has been engaged in practice-based research with emerging technologies for nearly three decades, and was editor for The Routledge International Handbook of Practice-Based Research, published in 2022. His recent monograph The Digital Score: creativity, musicianship and innovation, was published by Routledge in 2019, and he is Series Editor of Springer’s Cultural Computing Series. In 2021 he was awarded a €2Million ERC Consolidator Grant to continue to develop his Digital Score research – 

Join us on the 24th February, at 14:30, in room B024 of FEUP, for the presentation and discussion of this project – Investigating Technological Transformation of the Music Score (DigiScore).

The opening section will position the digital score amongst a broader understanding of the function and purpose of all music scores: that of a communications interface between musicians. After defining that which signals a digital score as a different proposition, he will outline the research aims and objectives of the DigiScore project. Will position this research among the core principles of flow, phenomenology, embodiment, and media affect, and outline the focus of the research as seeking meaning-making from inside the creative acts of digital score musicking (Small 1989). The final section will outline some of the current new insights, and present key questions that he would wish to discuss with those present in the room as way of allowing their voice into the development of this researchers and expanding the community of research in this area. 

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