Conference Lineup

Panel: How is AI Affecting Musicians and Creators?

Hosted by Dr. William Campbell

Who better to host our first panel of the day than ARU's very own Dr. William Campbell, who not only is extremely passionate and knowledgeable about the topic of AI, but is our project lead for the conference too!

Dr. Campbell, alongside a diverse panel of industry experts, will delve into how AI is reshaping the music landscape for artists. The discussion will explore the potential of this technology to both empower and challenge various facets of the industry.

Remi Fairweather Stride (she/her), Insights Manager at Youth Music. With 7 years of research experience across the charity and commercial sectors, I currently drive our Insights strategy at Youth Music. My role focuses on reinforcing evidence-led and equitable decision-making across the organisation, by transforming data into actionable insights that support young people making, learning and earning in music. I am passionate about amplifying the voices of children and young people as the true experts of their own lives. I also serve as the Chair of the IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility) Working Group. Outside of work, I'm a music and motorcycle enthusiast.

Tareic Alphonse (he/him) is a A creative, hard-working professional with a passion for social justice and community development. He currently works as a Membership Manager for The Ivors Academy within the music sector. Tareic has previously stated that he enjoys his job as it allows him to "create a better industry for musicians and music creators".

Gavin Miller currently is the owner of Studio, Commercial Audio Installations & Consultancy Company Arcadia Solutions. However, Gavin's experience and expertise go far beyond just this sector. Gavin is extremely knowledgeable about AI and its impact on the industry as a whole, as he has previously worked as a studio owner and in music management too. Gavin is joining this panel to share his thoughts on this timely topic. 

Panel: The Development and Application of AI

Sound of Tomorrow is thrilled to present a thought-provoking panel discussion featuring industry leaders, and hosted by our esteemed Dr. Sven-Amin Lembke.

This forward-looking panel will delve into the recent surge of AI music technology, exploring both its immense potential and its inherent limitations. The discussion will also unpack the profound impact these advancements could have on the future of the music industry.

Dr Robin Laney

 is a Professor of Computational Musicology at the Open University. He has a BSc. in Micro-computers and Applications from Westfield College, University of London, and a PhD. In Computer Science from King’s College, University of London.

Dr Anna Xambo Sedo

is a Senior Lecturer in Music and Audio Technology at De Montfort University (Leicester, UK) and a member of the Music, Technology and Innovation - Institute of Sonic Creativity (MTI²). Her research and practice focus on sound and music computing systems looking at novel approaches to collaborative, participatory, and live coding experiences.She is PI of the EPSRC HDI Network Plus funded project "MIRLCAuto: A Virtual Agent for Music Information Retrieval in Live Coding" and has taken leading roles in organisations with a special interest in improving the representation of women in music technology: Women in Music Tech.

Dr Geraint A. Wiggins 

Is Professor of Computational Creativity in the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the School of Electronic Engineering and Computer Science at Queen Mary, University of London.

Dr Oded Ben-Tal

I am a composer with complementary research interests at the intersection of Music, Cognition, and Computing. My compositions range from instrumental works to interactive pieces combining live performers with electronics, and include multimedia collaborations with artist from other domains such as video, dance, and visual design.

I studied composition with Jonathan Harvey and Brian Ferneyhough as part of my doctoral studies at Stanford University where I also worked with Jonathan Berger on research projects. Since 2016 I have been collaborating with Dr. Bob Sturm applying machine learning and AI methods to music.

Fireside: Kat Five

Terry Tyldesley (Commonly know as Kat Five) is a producer and performer in her band "Feral Five", who are known for experimenting with new tech to make music. This includes sonified algorithms, playing Music Tech Fest with a 3D printer and working with AI tools on their most recent album "Truth Is The New Gold", which explores truth and trust. 

Terry will be joining us to talk about how she uses AI in her music composition and album construction, as well as her personal thoughts on the use of AI in music and how it is impacting the music industry. 

Fireside: Epa Fassianos 

Epa Fassianos is a Greek Composer of Electroacoustic music. He has two masters degrees in both Music Technology and Composition for Media and Film, and a PhD in Acousmatic Music Composition. His BA was in Informatics and Computer Technology and also holds diplomas in piano, harmony, counterpoint and fuge respectively.  His works have been selected and performed in many Electroacoustic Music Festivals around the world. 

Epa will be joining us to talk about music composition, and how the developments of AI are now affecting composers. Combining his knowledge of computer and music technology, Epa will be talking about how he personally uses AI in his work, and the benefits and limitations that come along with it. 

Fireside: Will Young

Founder of "Strawberries and Creem Festival", Will Young will be joining us to talk about building your brand, promoting yourself on social media and opportunities within the music industry. 

Starting from the ground up, Will Young has grown "Strawberries and Creem" into a must-see festival in the heart of Cambridge. Hosting acts such as Burna Boy, Ludacris, Stefflon Don, Sean Paul and Nelly, "Strawberries and Creem" has grown on a colossal scale, and founder Will Young will be joining us to tell us how it all happened. 

Keynote: Jeremy Pritchard (Everything Everything)

Jeremy Pritchard, bassist, artist, musician and 1/4 of Everything Everything, will be joining us as our keynote speaker to talk about the bands newest album release "Mountainhead", the use of AI in their 2022 album "Raw Data Feel", experimenting in music, touring and creating ever-evolving art with Everything Everything.

Fringe Events
Taking Place In The Surrounding Helmore Music Facilities

AI vs Human Mixing 

Stop by our fringe events room to cast your vote on which song you prefer- the song mixed by humans, or the one mixed by AI?

Make Your Own AI Song

Meet us throughout the day in the band room to create your own AI song and take a copy home with you!

Careers Fair

Our Careers Fair, taking place in our music performance room will allow our guests to network with employers and learn more about how AI is affecting their fields of employment.