Nick Collins: Musical Machine Listening in the Web Browser

When: Wednesday 14th November 2018 @ 5:10 PM

Where: Atrium, Alison House, 12 Nicolson Square

Title: Musical Machine Listening in the Web Browser

Speaker: Prof Nick Collins (Durham University)


In this seminar, experiments so far with Web Audio API based live audio analysis will be demoed and discussed. The new Musical Machine Listening Library (MMLL) for javascript will be introduced, as well as the current MIMIC (Musically Intelligent Machines Interacting Creatively) joint AHRC funded project between Goldsmiths, Sussex and Durham universities. A minimal code starting point for machine listening work in the browser will be explained, and I will demonstrate some more involved experiments in browser based auditory modelling, onset detection, beat tracking based audio cutting and the like.

Speaker Bio

Nick Collins is a Professor in the Durham University Music Department with strong interests in artificial intelligence techniques applied within music, the computer and programming languages as musical instrument, and the history and practice of electronic music. He is a frequent international performer as composer-programmer-pianist or codiscian, from algoraves to electronic chamber music. Many research papers and much code and music are available from