Ars Electronica Festival 2019
AI x Music
Ars Electronica Festival, Linz (A) – POSTCITY
The AIxMusic Festival will take place from September 6-8 during the 2019 Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria.
The first AI x Music Festival, organized by Ars Electronica and the European Commission as part of the STARTS initiative, is dedicated to the encounter between human creativity and technical perfection. From September 6 to 8, 2019, Ars Electronica will be gathering musicians, composers, cultural historians, technologists, scientists and AI developers from all over the world in Linz to discuss the interaction between human and machines through concerts and performances, conferences, workshops and exhibitions.
This event will take place in 5 different places : Anton Bruckner Private University, the Ars Electronica Center, the Linz Donaupark, POSTCITY, and the St. Florian Monastery. The latter is the undisputed hotspot of the AI x Music Festival: Whether it is the marble hall, church, crypt, or tomb—the impressive rooms of this spiritual site are a perfect context for reflecting on the future role of intelligent machines and our self-image as human beings.
In this festival, music is used to explore what artificial intelligence can be, how to use it and what could human creativity and artificial creativity become.