15. 4. 2023 | 15:00 | SVITAVA lab

Workshop: Robert B. Lisek - Deep Learning for composers and artists

The workshop given by Robert B. Lisek uses deep learning methods for creation of music, performances, immersive installation and interactive media. The event introduces fundamentals of AI and its applications for artists, composers and musicians with practical examples in Python, Supercollider, Pure data/Max Msp.


The workshop aims to teach participants the use of the machine learning methods in composing and artistic practice. The author developed machine learning methods for extension of video-sound synthesis (pulsar, granular, concatenative). In this approach composing and formations of complex sonic or visual structures is based on transformation hyperparameters of neural networks. 

 The workshop deals with main types of deep learning algorithms:

* Recurrent Neural Networks and LSTM

* Transformers

* Generative Adversarial Networks

* Convolution Neural Networks

* Variational Autoencoders

* Reinforcement Learning

* Genetic Algorithms, Neuroevolution, HyperNEAT

* Neural Ordinary Differential Equations

* Meta-learning



Robert B. Lisek is an artist, mathematician and composer who focuses on systems, networks and processes (computational, biological, social). He is involved in a number of projects focused on media art, storytelling and interactive art. Drawing upon post-conceptual art, software art and meta-media, his work intentionally defies categorization. Lisek is a pioneer of art based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Lisek is also a composer of contemporary music, author of many projects and scores on the intersection of spectral, stochastic, concret music, musica futurista and noise. Lisek is also a scientist who conducts research in the area of foundations of science (mathematics and computer science). His research interests are category theory and high-order algebra in relation to artificial general intelligence. Lisek is a founder of Fundamental Research Lab and ACCESS Art Symposium. He is the author of 300 exhibitions and presentations, among others: SIBYL – ZKM Karlsruhe; SIBYL II – IRCAM Center Pompidou; QUANTUM ENIGMA – Harvestworks Center New York and STEIM Amsterdam; TERROR ENGINES – WORM Center Rotterdam, Secure Insecurity – ISEA Istanbul; DEMONS – Venice Biennale (accompanying events); Manifesto vs. Manifesto – Ujazdowski Castel of Contemporary Art, Warsaw; NEST – ARCO Art Fair, Madrid; Float – Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, NYC; WWAI – Siggraph, Los Angeles.




–> Take your laptop with installed Pure Data (0.52+), Supercollider (3.11+) or Max (7+).

–> Jazyk worksopu: angličtina

–> Omezená kapacita: rezervujte se raději předem na spolek@svitava.org

–> místo: 49.223147990914015, 16.649218702747817


Projekt vzniká v rámci rezidence, která je finančně podpořena International Visegrad Fund