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Submission deadline: 17 May 2024
Notification of acceptance: 20 May 2024
Symposium: 24 June 2024

Keynote speaker: Professor Daniel Hjorth, Lund University School of Economics and Management and Copenhagen Business School
Music performers: Dr Alexandra Huang-Kokina, Paul Docherty, Rebekah Lesan

We are pleased to announce a one-day symposium centred around AI, digital innovation, and the fusion of art forms in performance practices. We will dive into a world where artistic mediums transcend boundaries, combining live music-making with dynamic elements such as animated paintings, electronic literature, moving images, and more. This synergy of inter-art expressions can be further enhanced using today’s cutting-edge AI and interactive technologies, bringing new dimensions of immersion and audience engagement. Our goal is to challenge the traditional perceptions of classical chamber music as ‘elitist’, transforming it into an inclusive and democratic experience that resonates with our rapidly evolving digital society. The highlight of the symposium will be a piano trio concert, where new media arts and generative AI technologies converge, followed by a keynote speech and interactive workshop focusing on creative business insights, entrepreneurship, and the future of innovative inter-art endeavours. We'll also tackle critical dialogues surrounding AI’s role in the performing arts, pondering whether it disrupts or augments the ‘embodied’ aspects of human creativity. Join us for a day of exploration, inspiration, and spirited discussion on the forefront of art and technology.

We warmly invite abstract submissions for a 15-minute presentation of papers, performances, or other formats of creative contributions from academics of all career levels, postgraduate students, independent scholars, and artists. Presentations may address, but are not limited to, any of the following topics: 

-AI and human creativity 
-Enhancing audience engagement through AI
-Interdisciplinary fusion in art and technology
-The future of live performance in a digital age
-Innovative business models or sustainable business strategies for inter-art endeavours 

Abstracts should consist of no more than 200 words and should be submitted by 17 May 2024 to

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Generously supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund

Organiser: Institute of Languages, Cultures and Societies (ILCS) at the School of Advanced Study, University of London