The 2020 Joint Conference on AI Music Creativity

October 19-23, 2020 organized and hosted virtually by the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

This conference brings together for the first time two overlapping research forums: The Computer Simulation of Music Creativity conference (est. 2016), and The International Workshop on Musical Metacreation (est. 2012). The principal goal is to bring together scholars and artists interested in the virtual emulation of musical creativity and its use for music creation, and to provide an interdisciplinary platform to promote, present and discuss their work in scientific and artistic contexts.

The computational simulation of musical creativity continues to be an exciting and significant area of academic research, and is now making impacts in commercial realms. Such systems pose several theoretical and technical challenges, and are the result of an interdisciplinary effort that encompasses the domains of music, artificial intelligence, cognitive science and philosophy. This can be seen within the broader realm of Musical Metacreation, which studies the design and use of such generative tools and theories for music making: discovery and exploration of novel musical styles and content, collaboration between human performers and creative software “partners”, and design of systems in gaming and entertainment that dynamically generate or modify music.

The 2020 Joint Conference on AI Music Creativity was virtual. The five-day program featured eight paper sessions, four panels, an online music exhibition, two keynotes, nine invited spotlight presentations, and two tutorials. Videos of all sessions can be found here.

The original calls for papers, musical works, panels and tutorials is here.

Keynote Keynote

(Photo credit: Agata Urbaniak)
Professor Emeritus Dr. Johan Sundberg
Speech, Music and Hearing, KTH
Dr. Alice Eldridge
Music, Sussex University, UK

Spotlight Presentations:

AI Music Generation Challenge 2020

The AI Music Generation Challenge 2020 is in the style of the double jigs in Captain Francis O’Neill’s “1001”. Find further details here.


At least one author of each accepted submission should register for the conference by Oct. 7, 2020. Papers without registered authors will be withdrawn. Registration was 25 Euros.


The event is organized by the Division of Speech, Music and Hearing in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (KTH).

Organization committee

Technical Programme Committee

Paul Bodily, Oliver Bown, Jean-Pierre Briot, Nick Collins, Darrell Conklin, Laura Cros Vila, Roger Dean, Shlomo Dubnov, Philippe Esling, Noah Fram, Andrea Franceschini, Dorien Herremans, Simon Holland, Steven Jan, Anna Jordanous, Shelly Knotts, Hendrik Vincent Koops, Michael Krzyzaniak, Qichao Lan, Robin Laney, Nyssim Lefford, Roisin Loughran, Thor Magnusson, Panayotis Mavromatis, Jon McCormack, James McDermott, David Meredith, Rene Mogensen, Úna Monaghan, Peter Nelson, Kerstin Neubarth, Gerhard Nierhaus, Philippe Pasquier, Kumar Ashis Pati, Robert Rowe, Richard Savery, Diemo Schwarz, Jordan B. L. Smith, Mauro Vallati, Valerio Velardo, Anna Weisling, Luwei Yang, Yi-Hsuan Yang, Matthew Yee-King

Steering committee


Please direct any questions/suggestions/special requests to the Conference Chair Bob L. T. Sturm