Primary Investigator Thor Magnusson, has been asked on several occasions to present the Intelligent Instruments project in the Icelandic media. These are some of our favourite moments, note that all of the interviews are in Icelandic.
Atli Ingólfsson, an editor of Þræðir - the research journal of the Iceland University of the Arts Music Department - invited us to write an article on the Intelligent Instruments project.
A screen grab from the Thraedir website.
The article discusses the baseline of the IIL research questions. The title in English is: Smart Instruments - Understanding 21st Century AI Through Creative Music Technologies.
On February 12th 2021, Thor did a 60 minute live stream with the Hugarflug mini-conference hosted by the Iceland University of Arts. His aim was to answer the question of what meaning AI has for creative processes.
Thor being interviewed in the Hugarflug series.
On September 24th, mainstream media Fréttablaðið published an interview with Thor about the project. There he explained the terms we’re working with and answered questions such as “what is a smart-instrument”, “do composers use AI in their creations?” and “how is the funding important for the topic?”
Photo by EYÞÓR/Fréttablaðið.
Shortly after receiving the ERC grant, on December 10th 2020, Lestin, a cultural program of the National Radio Broadcast Services in Iceland (RÚV), interviewed Thor about what this means for the science behind AI and instruments.
A screenshot of RÚV’s website.