Call for Submissions for the Special Issue of Computer Music Journal on Musical Interactivity in Human-AI and AI-AI Partnerships
Focus: Musical Interactivity in Human-AI and AI-AI Partnerships
There are currently a number of special journal issues (published or seeking contributions) centered on the topic of music and artificial intelligence (AI), showing an ever-growing interest in that field. For instance:
We are proposing yet another special issue, but focused on human-AI and AI-AI interactions and partnerships within musical contexts. It aims to cover a broad range of topics, from music generation to performance, music analysis, and technological ethics, and to bring together state-of-the-art research from the engineering sciences with emerging artistic practices and critical perspectives from the humanities, in order to bridge the technical, aesthetic and theoretical underpinnings of music AI. Accepted articles of this special issue will address how humans can/could/should interact with and use AI, and how these interactions shape and impact creative and artistic musical practices (and vice versa).
Of particular interest are: how interactions with AI can help one understand, inform, evaluate, and/or model creative processes (e.g., performance, composition, improvisation, audience appreciation, and music recommendation); the unique challenges that arise from human-AI and AI-AI interactions; ethical implications of applying AI to music in regards to different practices, different genres, and different target audiences; critical perspectives from the humanities and social sciences on the methods, contexts, and purposes underpinning uses of AI; novel applications and methods of interactions with AI in music, from creative-support tools to multi-agent systems, leading to new human-AI or AI-AI co-creative partnerships for all kinds of musicking: music generation, performance, rehearsal, production, listening, and so on; and also beyond that, for applications such as music analysis or music criticism by AI regarding learned or discovered aesthetic criteria.
In summary, we invite original submissions that address, but are in no way limited to, the following topics: