Keynote Speakers

Francois Pachet
Sony, Paris

Francois Pachet


Bebop Virtuosity


Francois Pachet received the Ph.D. degree and Habilitation à diriger des Recherches from University of Paris 6, Paris, France. He is a Civil Engineer (Ecole des Ponts and Chaussées) and was an Assistant Professor in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science, Paris 6 University, until 1997.
He then set up the music research team at SONY Computer Science Laboratory, Paris, and developed the vision that metadata can greatly enhance the musical experience in all its dimensions, from listening to performance.
His team conducts research in interactive music listening and performance and musical metadata and developed several innovative technologies and award winning systems (MusicSpace, constraint-based spatialization, PathBuilder, intelligent music scheduling using metadata, The Continuator for Interactive Music Improvization). He is the author of over 80 scientific publications in the fields of musical metadata and interactive instruments.