New Research Study: Recruiting novices and seasoned composers to evaluate Calliope

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Apr 17, 2024, 12:59:47 PMApr 17
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Evaluating Computer-Assisted Music Composition in Calliope

The Metacreation Lab for Creative Artificial Intelligence is conducting a research study on creative AI tools for music composition. Today, we are releasing, testing and evaluating a new version of our Calliope web environment for computer-assisted MIDI musical pattern generationThe system rests on MMM, our multi-track music machine model to generate, re-generate or fill-in completely new musical content based on existing ones and their instrumentation. In this way, you use existing musical content, yours or that of others, as a prompt for your generation requests. The interface offers controls for polyphony, note density and note length for each track of the music piece.

We seek to better evaluate the potential for adoption of such systems for novice/beginner as well as seasoned composers. More specifically, you will be asked to compose a short 4-track musical composition and to fill out a survey questionnaire at the end.
There is no pre-requisite for this study beyond a basic knowledge of music software (DAW) and MIDI. So, everyone is welcome even if you do not consider yourself a composer, but are interested in participating. A basic interest and familiarity with digital music composition will help, but no experience with making music is required. The entire study should take you around 2h. As per our research ethics approval, you must be 19+ years.

For any question or further inquiry, please contact researcher Renaud Bougueng Tchemeube directly at

Watch the youtube 1-min demo (
Or just try Calliope v0.11 here (

Enroll in the study here (

Philippe Pasquier
Ph.D., M.Sc., Professor,
Director, Metacreation Lab for Creative AI.
School of Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT),
Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. | |
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