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pIAno expression: music performance and AI

pIAno expression: music performance and AI

Some activities related to TELMI project will be presented in the frame of Maria Canals piano contest


UPDATE: the event program has been cancelled



In its 10 years of existence, the OFF Maria Canals Contest has become a strategic program of the Maria Canals Barcelona Association that includes all the initiatives that go beyond the prestigious contest that takes place every year in the month of March. This program develops a very important social task and promotes amateur practice in formal and non formal education. The association wants to convey that the exercise and enjoyment of music are essential for the personal development of everyone.

In the framework of OFF Maria Canals, the Maria Canals Association and the UPF present the pIAno expression program. This program will offer some presentations and demonstrations related to TELMI project, developed by the MML Lab. TELMI is a technological platform for the improvement of learning musical instruments designed both to guide and motivate a beginner instrument student and to provide high level feedback to an expert.

The programmed activities will take place in the Foyer of Palau de la Música and in the Tallers Area of ​​the Poblenou Campus.


pIAno expression program

Installation and concert: “Music performance and Artificial Intelligence”

Date: March 28, from 11:30 a.m.

Place: Foyer of Petit Palau - Palau de la Música

The Palau de la Música will host an hybrid piano connected to a computer that will project on a screen visualization of expressive information of piano performance. Anyone will be able to play and see expressive features (dynamics and tempo) of their performances.


Talk “Creativity and artificial intelligence” and performance by a participant of Maria Canals contest.

Date: March 30, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Place: Campus Poblenou – Tallers Area

Experts in the field of artificial intelligence will talk about man-machine creation and the new creative horizons that are emerging.


Rafael Ramirez, Principal Investigator of TELMI project. Associate professor at UPF and head of the music and machine learning lab at the Music Technology Group.
Anna Giralt Gris, film director and part of Artificio collective that investigates the impact of artificial intelligence in the arts.
Marco Schcorlemmer, Tenured Scientist at the Artificial Intelligence Research Institute (IIIA-CSIC).

Next, Rafael Ramirez will make a brief presentation of TELMI project, and present a demostration of the TELMI system with the performance of one partipant of Maria Canals contest.