Ngunnawal & Ngambri & Ngarigu Country


Intelligent Musical Instruments
become a normal part of musical performance and production.


Assist professional musicians & composers

Engage novice musicians & students

Create new kinds of music!

making intelligent musical predictions

Physical Intelligent Instrument



Mixture Density Network

IMPS system

Embodied Predictive Musical Instrument (EMPI)

## Software - **Sound**: Pure Data (pd) running in headless mode - **Predictions**: IMPS (running on RPi) - **Interface to MCU**: MIDI over USB Software starts on boot on the RPi, can configure over a network.

Using Predictions to Make Music

  • Emulate or enhance ensemble experience
  • Engage in call-and-response improvisation
  • Model a performer's personal style
  • Modify/improve performance actions in place

Evaluating Predictive Instruments?

  • Does the ML model make good predictions?
  • Is this computationally practical?
  • Is this useful to musicians?