This video features the concert debut of Mimi (Multimodal Interaction for Musical Improvisation). Here Mimi performs with pianist-composer Isaac Schankler on the Yamaha Disklavier. To aid the viewer, the video is accompanied by annotations describing Mimi's actions (and Isaac's reactions) during the course of the improvisation.
Mimi is a recent example of factor oracle based improvisation software in the OMax family. Mimi is a multi-modal interactive musical improvisation system that explores the impact of visual feedback in performer-machine interaction. The Mimi system enables the performer to experiment with a unique blend of improvisation-like on-the-fly invention, composition-like planning and choreography, and expressive performance. The Mimi system is designed and implemented using the SAI framework invented by Alexandre François.
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Saturday, June 5th, 2010
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
More about Mimi: bcf.usc.edu/~mucoaco/MIMI/