Jérôme Nika

Postdoctoral researcher
PhD, MSc, MEng

IRCAM - CNRS UMR 9912 (STMS)
Music Representations Team
IRCAM, Paris

jerome[dot]nika[at]ircam[dot]fr




  • ImproteK guided improvisation software (videos of performances and work sessions)

Videos

More videos of performances or work sessions using ImproteK and interviews with musicians

Publications

Journal articles

  • Nika Jérôme, Chemillier Marc, Assayag Gérard, "ImproteK: introducing scenarios into human-computer music improvisation", ACM Computers in Entertainment, Volume 14, Issue 2, Special issue on Musical metacreation Part 1, 2017. (Paper)
  • Bouche Dimitri, Nika Jérôme, Chechile Alain, Bresson Jean, Computer-Aided Composition of Musical Processes, Journal of New Music Research, 2016. (Paper)
  • Nika Jérôme, Chemillier Marc, "Improvisation musicale homme-machine guidée par un scénario temporel", Technique et science informatique, special issue on Computer music, vol. 33, n° 7-8 , 2014.
  • Chemillier Marc, Nika Jérôme, "'Étrangement musical': les jugements de goût de Bernard Lubat à propos du logiciel d'improvisation ImproteK", Cahiers d'ethnomusicologie, n° 28, 2015.
  • Chemillier Marc, Pouchelon Jean, Andre Julien, Nika Jérôme, "La contramétricité dans les musiques traditionnelles africaines et son rapport au jazz", Anthropologie et société, vol. 38, no. 1, 2014.

In proceedings of peer reviewed conferences

  • Nika Jérôme, Déguernel Ken, Chemla–Romeu-Santos Axel, Vincent Emmanuel, Assayag Gérard, "DYCI2 agents: merging the "free", "reactive", and "scenario-based" music generation paradigms", International Computer Music Conference, Shangai, China, 2017. (Paper)
  • Déguernel Ken, Nika Jérôme, Vincent Emmanuel, Assayag Gérard, "Generating equivalent chord progressions to enrich guided improvisation : application to rhythm changes", Sound and Music Computing conference SMC 2017, Espoo, Finland, 2017. (Paper)
  • Nika Jérôme, Chemillier Marc, Assayag Gérard, "Guider l’improvisation musicale homme-machine : une synthèse sur le système ImproteK", Journées d'informatique musicale JIM 2016, Albi, France, 2016. (Paper)
  • Nika Jérôme, Bouche Dimitri, Bresson Jean, Chemillier Marc, Assayag Gérard, "Guided improvisation as dynamic calls to an offline model", Sound and Music Computing conference SMC 2015, Maynooth, Ireland, 2015. (Paper)
  • Nika Jérôme, Echeveste José, Chemillier Marc, Giavitto Jean-Louis, "Planning Human-Computer Improvisation", Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference ICMC 2014, Athens, Greece, 2014. (Paper)
  • Nika Jérôme, Chemillier Marc, "ImproteK, integrating harmonic controls into improvisation in the filiation of OMax", Proceedings of the International Computer Music Conference ICMC 2012, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2012, pp. 180-187. (Paper)
  • Nika Jérôme, Chemillier Marc, "ImproteK : intégrer des contrôles harmoniques pour l'improvisation musicale dans la filiation d'OMax", Journées d'informatique musicale JIM 2012, Mons, Belgium, 2012, pp. 147-155. (Paper)

Phd thesis

Guiding human-computer music improvisation: introducing authoring and control with temporal scenarios (download)
Direction: Marc Chemillier (EHESS), Gérard Assayag (IRCAM). Defense: May 16, 2016 (Video).

Jury:
Gérard Assayag - Ircam, Paris
Gérard Berry (president) - Collège de France, Paris
Emmanuel Chailloux - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
Myriam Desainte-Catherine (reviewer) - Université de Bordeaux
Shlomo Dubnov (reviewer) - University of California San Diego
George Lewis - Columbia University New York

Workshops

  • Workshop on Machine Improvisation organized by the LaBRI, University of Bordeaux, France, July 8 2016.
  • Musical Rhythm Workshop, New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, October 12-15 2014. (Review of the event in the Computer Music Journal)
  • Workshop Lisp for Music technology, ELS, 7th European Lisp Symposium, Ircam, Paris, May 5-6 2014. (Video, starting at 23')

Awards, prizes, grants

  • 2016: AFIM Prize of the Young Researcher.
  • 2015: Young Researcher Prize in Science and Music 2015, decerned by AFIM (French Association of Computer Music), INRIA (French Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automation), IRISA (Institute for Research in IT and Random Systems), Rennes 2 university and sponsored by Foundation Rennes 1.
  • 2014: Grantee for the Musical Rhythm Workshop at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), Abu Dhabi, October 12-15 2014.
  • 2012: EDITE Grant for doctoral studies.

Seminars, dissemination

Seminars, invited talks & dissemination

  • Radio program "Chercheurs d'avenir" presented by Mathieu Vidard, with Gérard Berry and Stéphanie Delaune, broadcasted on France Inter, July 10, 2016 (Listen to the podcast)
  • "Créativité musicale artificielle" with G. Assayag, colloque "Art et sciences, de nouveaux domaines pour l'informatique", Collège de France, Paris, May 27, 2016 (video).
  • Chronos Seminar, Collège de France, invited talk, Paris, January 6, 2016.
  • Talk at the annual seminar of the National Network of Complex Systems (RNSC), Le Havre, November 2-5, 2015.
  • Talk at the "Science/Music Day", Young Researcher Prize in Science and Music 2015, Rennes, September 25, 2015.
  • Workshop "Musician and machine", Montreux Jazz festival, Switzerland, July 17, 2015.
  • "Modèle pour l'improvisation musicale homme-machine guidée par un scénario", Seminar Complex systems in social sciences, Cams (Center of Analysis and Social Mathematics), EHESS (School for Advanced Studies in Social Sciences), Paris, April 3, 2015.
  • Performance and discussion with Bernard Lubat, Marc Chemillier at EHESS seminar "Modélisation des savoirs musicaux relevant de l'oralité" (modelling of orally transmitted musical knowledge), LAM (laboratory "Lutherie, acoustique, musique"), Paris, December 16, 2014.
  • "Recherche de motifs pour l'improvisation musicale guidée par scénario", Master 2 ATIAM UPMC, Cours Modèles Mathématiques pour l'information musicale, Paris, Ircam, February 13, 2014.
  • "Recherche de motifs pour l'improvisation musicale guidée par scénario", Séminaire général du Laboratoire d'informatique Gaspard Monge, Marne-la-vallée, February 11, 2014 (Séminaire du LIGM).
  • "Panorama et perspectives des expériences musicales menées avec le système ImproteK", Colloque "Technologies, son, sociétés", Clotûre du projet ANR IMPROTECH, Tatihou , 2013. (Video)
  • "Le jazz, l'Afrique et la contramétricité" (with Marc Chemillier, Jean Pouchelon, Julien Andre), Séminaire EHESS " Modelisation des savoirs musicaux relevant de l'oralité", 2012.
  • "Automates musicaux et simulation stylistique, séance dédiée à la mémoire de Marc Barbut et de Pierre Barbaud" (with Marc Chemillier), Séminaire EHESS "Modélisation des savoirs musicaux relevant de l'oralité", 2012. (Video)
  • "Automates et oracles d'harmonisation" (with Marc Chemillier), Centenaire Pierre Barbaud, IRCAM-INRIA, 2011.
  • "Contrôles harmoniques et gestion de la pulsation dans un processus informatique d'improvisation musicale", Journées Jeunes Chercheurs en Acoustique Audition et Signal, Marseille, 2012.

Some performances, concerts & demos with ImproteK

  • "Secret Heroes / En présence de William S. Burroughs", Benoît Delbecq, Doctor Bone a.k.a. Ashley Slater, Jozef Dumoulin, Gilbert Nouno, Grande Salle, Centre Pompidou, Paris, June 22, 2016 (Secret Heroes)
  • Concert with B. Lubat, M. Chemillier, and G. Assayag, Collège de France, Paris, May 27, 2016 (video).
  • "Edith Piaf, Elizabeth Schwarzkopf, Billie Holiday, tre donne del 1915", multimedia performance from and by Hervé Sellin and Georges Bloch, Festival interazionale "pietre che cantano", L'Aquila, Aug. 21, 2015 (Link).
  • Performances with Remi Fox at Montreux Jazz festival, Switzerland, July 17, 2015 (Musician and machine).
  • Péniche Anako, Paris, February 8, 2015 (Brunch Ethnomusika).
  • "Atelier inattendu 2", Théâtre le Prato, Lille, January 22-24, 2015 (Penser/Improviser).
  • Performance and discussion with Bernard Lubat and Marc Chemillier, Working Group of the French Ministry of Culture, LAM (laboratory "Lutherie, acoustique, musique"), Paris, December 17, 2014.
  • "Atelier inattendu 1", La fabrique de Théâtre, Mons, Belgium, October 23-25, 2014 (Penser/Improviser).
  • Demonstration and performance with Louis Mazetier (in Marc Chemillier's seminar), Ircam, Paris, June 4, 2014.
  • Institut des systèmes complexes, presentation and demonstration, Paris, March 14, 2014.
  • Concert with Bernard Lubat, Novart Festival, Rocher de Palmer, Bordeaux, November 13, 2013.

Supervision & teaching

Supervision

  • 2017: Tristan Carsault (co-direction with Philippe Esling), Master's thesis, 5 months internship: "Deep learning and multiple time granularities for musical inference : application to human-computer improvisation".
  • 2016: Théis Bazin (co-direction with Philippe Esling), Master's thesis, 5 months internship: "Deep learning for music structure analysis and prediction, application to musical co-improvisation".
  • 2015: Axel Chemla–Romeu-Santos (co-direction with Gérard Assayag), Master's thesis, 5 months internship: "Combining long-term planning and reactive listening in human-computer interactive improvisation."

Teaching (2012-2015)

  • Discrete stuctures (LI214 / 2I005) - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
  • Introduction to imperative programming, C (LI115 / 1I002) - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
  • From chipset to web (LI105) - Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris 6
 


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