CNRS Gold Medal laureat Gérard Berry and Antescofo (Jan 2015)

Gerard Berry, CNRS 2014 Gold Medal Laureat, talks about Antescofo in this video prepared especially for the prize ceremony.

Berry's ideas and inventions around synchronous language is the very basis of the Antescofo language as described in this video.

Computer in Orchestra (Dec 2014)

Article dedicated to Antescofo in the French popular science magazine La Recherche special issue dedicated to robotics, featuring accessible data on the integration of Antescofo into music ensembles, how it works and some perspectives authored by MuTant members.

Head of Research, MuTant Team-Project (INRIA/CNRS/Ircam).
Director, Department for Research/Creativity interfaces.
Ircam - Centre Pompidou, Paris, France.
arshia.cont [at] ircam [_dot_] fr

This is my scientific research website. For my other duties, see here and here.

Research Interests

  • Antescofo: Anticipatory score following and synchronous programming for real-time computer music
Awards Highlight


Selected Publications

(See all here)

Cont A., Dubnov S., and Assayag G., On the Information Geometry of Audio Streams with Applications to Similarity Computing, IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech and Language Processing, Vol. 19, no. 4, Pp. 837-846, 2011. (preprint) (bibtex)

Cont Arshia, A coupled duration-focused architecture for realtime music to score alignment. IEEE Transaction on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence. Vol. 32(6), Pp. 974-987, June 2010. (preprint) (bibtex)

Cont Arshia, ANTESCOFO: Anticipatory Synchronization and Control of Interactive Parameters in Computer Music. International Computer Music Conference. Belfast : August 2008. (pdf) (bibtex)

Cont Arshia, Dubnov Shlomo, Assayag Gérard, Anticipatory Model of Musical Style Imitation using Collaborative and Competitive Reinforcement Learning. Anticipatory Behavior in Adaptive Learning Systems. Berlin : Martin Butz, Olivier Sigaud and Gianluca Baldassarre (Editors). 2007, p. 285-306. (pdf) (bibtex)

Cont Arshia, Dubnov Shlomo, Wessel David, Realtime Multiple-pitch and Multiple-instrument Recognition For Music Signals using Sparse Non-negative Constraints. Digital Audio Effects (DAFx). Bordeaux : Septembre 2007. (pdf) (bibtex)

Cont Arshia, Realtime Multiple Pitch Observation using Sparse Non-negative Constraints. International Symposium on Music Information Retrieval (ISMIR). Victoria : Octobre 2006. (pdf) (bibtex)

PhD Thesis

Cont Arshia, Modeling Musical Anticipation: From the time of music to the music of time. PhD thesis in Acoustics, Signal Processing, and Computer Science Applied to Music (ATIAM). Paris : University of Paris 6 (UPMC), and University of California San Diego (UCSD) (joint), 2008. (pdf) (bibtex) (Defense Presentation)


Cont Arshia, Real-time Programming and Processing of Music Signals. Habilitation. Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris VI, 2013. (pdf) (bibtex) (Video)

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