A study day focusing on the question of creative processes in new music in the era of artificial intelligence and cultural globalization. What are the impacts of these new technologies on the identity of the composer? On its social role? On his composition techniques? On his relationship with musicians and the public? And in the context of non-European music: Doesn’t the solitary figure of the creator-composer represent the domination of white men? Shouldn’t it be replaced by a more egalitarian, more collective approach to musical creation? A wide range of questions that will be presented, explored and debated by composers and artists at the heart of this reality.

This study day was scheduled through an open-access online survey in which approximately 60 “curators” from the music community suggested and voted on questions and speakers. The list of curators will be available on site.

Symposium organized by matralab (Concordia University) in collaboration with McGill-CIRMMMT, the Sociéte Québecoise de Recherche en Musique, and the SMCQ with support from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the Fonds de Recherche de Québec — Société et Culture

Organizing Committee: Sandeep Bhagwati (Concordia University), Danick Trottier (UQAM), Jonathan Goldman (UdeM), Robert Hasegawa (McGill-CIRMMT).

Coproduction matralab, MNM, CIRMMT, Société québécoise de recherche en musique (SQRM), GRMS, Hexagram-UQAM.