PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES OF CREATIVE EXPRESSION:

November 29 - Dec 1, Bar Ilan University, Israel
We ask broad questions that over time we expect will become an important foundation of our research:
are there common generative mechanisms in music and mind that can account for the extreme diversity in music across culture and genre,
could they be modeled within a new theory, what it would take to get there, and if so, what are the implications on art, science, and creative expression?

Please contact us if you are interested to participate, attend, or would like additional details.
We will update the program, speakers, and concerts shortly.

• Wednesday, November 29


10:00-11:30, Session 1: Vision
o Vision: where are we going, why, challenges, and plan to get there
12:00- 14.00, Session 2: Generative Mechanisms in music and mind
o Generative Mechanisms in relation to music theory, perception, cognition, emotion, and context
15:00-16:30, Round Table / Brainstorm 1: Expanding Creative Bounds
o Composer forum: Expressing creative expression: past, present and future.
What can we improve? How can we get there? Does this even require new technology? How?
17:00-18:30, Open Rehearsal with Meitar Ensemble
o Composer Shai Cohen, Pelz, Marcin Stańczyk

• Thursday, November 30


10:00-11:30, Session 3: Creation and Experience: the individual, genre, and culture
o What is in common and what changes due to culture, genre, and the individual
12:00- 14.00, Session 4: Media Platform
o Towards a Media Platform of the future: why, what and how?
15:00-16:30, Round Table / Brainstorm 2: Envisioning new approaches for creative expression
o Approaches to building technologies that will assist creative expression
17:00-18:30, Open Rehearsal with Meitar Ensemble
o Composer Georg Hajdu
19:00-20:30, Concert with Meitar Ensemble
o One of the Highlights of the conference

• Friday, December 1


9:30 - 10:15, Breakout Sessions
o Teams of intersected participants discuss topics brought up and made public during the conference
10:30 - 11:30, Round Table 3: Summary
o Summary of Conference & Breakout sessions -- different points-of-view
11:30-12:30, Round Table 4: Operational Next Steps
o How to Make IRMaM successful: research, music, technology

• Presentations by:


o Prof. Jonathan Berger, CCRMA department of music, Stanford University
o Prof. Georg Hajdu, Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg, Germany
o Prof. Moshe Bar, Gonda Multidisciplinary Brain Research Center at Bar-Ilan
o Prof. Idan Segev, The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
o Prof. Naftali Tishby, The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
o Prof. Eli Nelken, The Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
o Prof. Eitan Avitzur, The Faculty of Humanities, department of music, Bar-Ilan University
o Dr. Daniel Oppenheim, (IBM) Vision and Chairman of IRMaM
o Dr. Shai Cohen, head of Bar-Ilan Music Technologies Program
o Dr. Roni Granot, Musicology Department, Faculty of Humanities the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
o Dr. Avi Gilboa, The Faculty of Humanities, department of music, Bar-Ilan University
o Dr. Stephen Horenstein, The Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance
o Revital Hollander, College of Management
o Assaf Talmudi, Musician and researcher
o Amit Dolberg and the Meitar Ensemble, resident performance group