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I am director of SONY Computer Science Laboratory Paris. I also lead the music research team, which conducts research on interactive music listening, composition and performance. Since its creation, the team developed several award winning technologies (constraint-based spatialization, intelligent music scheduling using metadata) and systems (MusicSpace, PathBuilder, Continuator for interactive music improvisation, etc.).

My current goal is to create a new generation of authoring tools able to boost individual creativity. These tools, called Flow Machines, abstract "style" from concrete corpora (text, music, etc.), and turn it into a malleable substance that acts as a texture. Applications range from music composition to text or drawing generation and probably much more.

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François Pachet
Director, Sony CSL

6, Rue Amyot
75005 Paris, France

Tel: +33 1 44 08 05 16
Fax: +33 1 45 87 87 50
Email: pachetcsl@gmail.com

François Pachet