Creative Technologies

Creative Technologies seminar series brings together researchers and experts from the fields of computational science, creative technologies, arts and design.
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Aalto University continues the monthly seminar series in the field of Creative Technologies. The series will explore creative technologies research, focusing on the latest developments, trends, and applications in the field.

The theme of the next seminar is AI for music and performance, and the talks in this event will be given by Roberto Bresin, Professor of Media Technology, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Vesa Välimäki, Professor at the Department of Information and Communications Engineering, Aalto University. The event will be moderated by Sebastian Schlecht, Professor of Practice, Aalto University.

Link to live stream


Opening words
Sebastian Schlecht


Sound and Music as a Source of Innovation
Roberto Bresin


Deep Learning in Audio Research
Vesa Välimäki



Sebastian Schlecht, Roberto Bresin & Vesa Välimäki


Closing words

Roberto Bresin

Roberto Bresin is working as Professor of Media Technology at the Division of Media Technology and Interaction Design (MID), School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS), at KTH Royal Institute of Technology. He has been heading the Sound and Music Computing group at KTH since 2014. He is the Director of Studies for the KTH Master of Science in Engineering, Degree Programme in Media Technology.
Since June 2019, he has been the Director of NAVET, a KTH centre for research in the intersection of art, technology and design, including schools of art, design and museums. His main research interests are expressive music performance, emotion in sound and music performance, sound in interaction, robot sound design, and sonification.

For more information, please visit Roberto’s profile page at KTH.

Vesa Välimäki

Together with his research team, Professor Vesa Välimäki studies the use of deep learning in music and audio processing. His team at the Aalto Acoustics Lab has conducted pioneering research in the modeling of guitar amplifiers and other analog music technology using various neural network architectures. Additionally, they have discovered improved methods for removing clicks and hiss from old music recordings using deep neural networks. They have also recently found new ways to recover the missing high frequencies of old recordings applying a generative machine-learning technique.

Creative Technologies community collaborates with Aalto Digital Creatives which is a pre-incubator program tailored for the creative industries. They both utilise the MAGICS infrastructure for human virtualisation. 

Watch the previous event recordings

Further information:

Katja Reinikka
Producer | Aalto Digital Creatives | Aalto Studios
050 434 8872 | [email protected]

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Hybrid Stage events are tailored for simultaneous on-site and online participation. The venue has four robotic cameras that cover the whole event area. Please note that the audience might appear in the live stream and recordings.

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