Three keynote speakers will take part in the SMC2018. All of them are well established academics, researchers and artists.
Trevor Wishart is a Composer/performer from the North of England specialising in sound metamorphosis, and constructing the software to make it possible (Sound Loom / CDP). He has lived and worked as composer-in- residence in Australia, Canada, Germany, Holland, Sweden, and the USA. He creates music with his own voice, for professional groups, or in imaginary worlds conjured up in the studio. His aesthetic and technical ideas are described in the books On Sonic Art, Audible Design and Sound Composition (2012), and he is a principal author of the Composers Desktop Project sound-processing software. His most well-known works include The VOX Cycle, Red Bird, Tongues Of Fire, Two Women, Imago and Globalalia, and pieces have been commissioned by the Paris Biennale, Massachussets Council for the Arts and Humanities, the DAAD in Berlin, the French Ministry of Culture and the BBC Proms. In 2008 he was awarded the Giga-Herz Grand prize for his life's work. Between 2006 and 2010 he was composer-in- residence in the North East of England (based at Durham University) creating the sound-surround Digital Opera Encounters in the Republic of Heaven, and during 2011, as Artist in Residence at the University of Oxford, began work on the project The Secret resonance of Things, transforming astronomical and mathematical data into musical material.
Claude Cadoz is a research engineer of the French Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication. He leads the ACROE, association he created in 1976 with Annie Luciani and Jean-Loup Florens, in which he is reponsible for the scientific and artistic program untitled "Musical and multisensorial arts". He also co-manages the Grenoble-INP ICA laboratory with Annie Luciani. He conceived the GENESIS software, a new type of music creation interface, tackling sound synthesis as well as composition thanks to physical modelling technology.
Rebecca Fiebrink is a Senior Lecturer in Computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research focuses on designing new ways for humans to interact with computers in creative practice, including on the use of machine learning as a creative tool. She is the developer of the Wekinator, open-source software for real-time interactive machine learning, and the creator of the world's first machine learning MOOC aimed at creative practitioners.