1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity
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Quantum computing is a nascent technology, which is advancing rapidly.

There is a long history of research into using computers for music since the 1950s. Nowadays computers are essential for the music economy. Therefore, it is very likely that quantum computers will impact the music industry in the time to come. A new area of research and development is emerging: Quantum Computer Music.

This first-ever quantum computer music symposium focuses on quantum computing for musical creativity. It takes place in the context of the QuTune Project, and is organised by the University of Plymouth’s Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR) in collaboration with Cambridge Quantum Computing and IBM Quantum. In addition to creating resources for quantum computer music, QuTune is aimed at fostering a quantum-ready music tech community of early adopters.

The envisaged programme comprises talks about the resources being developed by the QuTune team and works by invited presenters. It offers a hands-on introduction to programming quantum computers for musicians and practical demonstrations.

Organising team

  • Professor Eduardo R Miranda (ICCMR, University of Plymouth, UK)
  • Bob Coecke (Cambridge Quantum Computing, UK)
  • Ilyas Khan (Cambridge Quantum Computing, UK)
  • Sieglinde Pfaendler (IBM Quantum, Europe)
  • Fabio Scafirimuto (IBM Quantum, Switzerland)
  • Omar Costa Hamido (ICCMR, University of Plymouth, UK)
  • Paulo Vitor Itaborai (ICCMR, University of Plymouth, UK)
  • Suchitra Basak (ICCMR, University of Plymouth, UK)
  • Scott Oshiro (CCRMA, Stanford University, USA)
  • Enrique Solano (Kipu Quantum, Germany)

Proposals for presentations are welcome and details on how to participate are on the symposium website. The deadline for applications is Friday 22 October 2021, 22:00 GMT.

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1st International Symposium on Quantum Computing and Musical Creativity | 19-20 November 2021

Visit the symposium website to:

  • register your place
  • find out how to participate
  • view the draft programme

or email contact.isqcmc@gmail.com for more information.


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