みらいのアンサンブル

27 - 29 October 2017
10:00~17:00
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation

With the development of artificial intelligence (AI) technology,
we are approaching a world where computers and humans contribute equally in making music.

Come and witness for yourself the world where a computer understands human music performance,
and plays in harmony as an equal partner.

This autumn at DCEXPO 2017, we will present Yamaha’s AI ensemble system.

Please enjoy the harmony of the “Ensemble of the Future,” co-created by human and our latest AI ensemble system.

Listen
and
enjoy

Three trend-setting musicians appear on stage for a breathtaking session
with the AI ensemble system!

stage A

Akai Ryusei

Akai Ryusei

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Akai Ryusei is a pianist, keyboardist, composer and arranger.
He began his music career in 2008. He engages mainly in uploading his music videos to video sharing websites and making his own CDs. He is also a leader of the jazz band “Tokyo Active NEETs,” and a producer of the orchestra “Symphony Active NEETs.” Now he is a leading musician in the area of Dōjin instrumental music. He has been invited to events all around the world, produced “Niconico Chokaigi,” took part in “Brain Fluid Explosion Girl” as a pianist, appeared in the magazine “Monthly Piano” for serial, played in the back band for the TV show “Anipara Ongakukan,” and has created game music for SEGA and KONAMI.

stage E

今村耀

Yoh Imamura

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Yoh Imamura graduated from Saitama Prefectural High School of the Arts, Music Department, and took part in the honor roll student graduation concert. After that she studied at Nihon University College of Art, and Shobi College of Music Diploma course.
She won many awards at music competitions, such as Osaka International Music Competition (third prize with no first and second prize winner). Her double bell euphonium performance was taken up by the newsletter of Japan Euphonium Tuba Association.
She also offered her performance to the Yamaha’s performance support application “Fukouyo Ensemble - Welcome to the Kitauji High School Concert Band.” She is a member of “Ensemble PETS,” “Koedo Wind Ensemble,” “moiphics” and “Des quartet!”
She uses YEP-842 as her instrument.

stage B

よみぃ

Yomi

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Yomi is a pianist and composer. He focuses not only on music but also in various fields and transforms his original ideas into music.
In addition to tying up with a number of companies with making lyrics, he is also making musical scores as well. Over 40,000 people subscribes to his YouTube channel. His song “D’s Adventure Note” was chosen from public submissions as a required repertoire in the first national competition of “Taiko no Tatsujin,” and the youngest composer to be chosen. His song was chosen for the 2015 competition as well.


Make a reservation

Reservation site Peatix will open

Place 7th floor Innovation Hall
Time

Oct. 27-29, 2017, 11:00 - 16:00

* This stage event is open to public. (business day regulation does not apply to this stage event). Please see the Digital Content EXPO website for more information.

Admission fee free
Session program

Each program will feature a different musician. Programs are scheduled as following:

  27th 28th 29th
11:00 AI × Akai Ryusei
(Piano)
AI × Akai Ryusei
(Piano)
12:00 AI × Yomi
(Piano)
AI × Yomi
(Piano)
13:00 AI × Yoh Imamura
(Euphonium)
AI × Yoh Imamura
(Euphonium)
14:00 AI × Yoh Imamura
(Euphonium)
AI × Akai Ryusei
(Piano)
AI × Akai Ryusei
(Piano)
14:30 AI × Akai Ryusei
(Piano)
15:00 AI × Yomi
(Piano)
AI × Yomi
(Piano)
AI × Yomi
(Piano)
15:30 AI × Yoh Imamura
(Euphonium)
16:00 AI × Akai Ryusei
(Piano)
AI × Yoh Imamura
(Euphonium)
AI × Yoh Imamura
(Euphonium)
16:30 AI × Yomi
(Piano)

Each program will take about 30 minutes.

Reservation

Please make reservations for the programs you would like to attend.
You are welcome to reserve for multiple programs.

Reservation

・You can reserve from the reservation site until two hours before the program starts.
・Please come to the reception desk, located by the lounge of the 7th floor conference room, at least 10 minutes before the program starts. There, please present the QR code that was issued at the time of reservation.
・Please present the QR code on a mobile screen or bring the printed QR code.
・If you do not arrive on time, the reservation will be cancelled.


Viewing without reservation

・If there are vacant seats on the day, you may attend the program without reservation.
・Availability of seats can be checked at the reception desk on the 7th floor, or the Yamaha exhibition booth on the first floor.
・Please line up in the queue by the 7F Innovation Hall. There will be separate lines for each program.

Cooperation by

Matsuken-sensei
AKIBA WINDS

Experience

Let’s play together
with Kumiko and Reina.
A special edition of instrument performance support application with the AI ensemble system is here!
Please enjoy the world of “Sound! Euphonium”
with this app!

© Ayano Takeda, TAKARAJIMASHA / Hibike Partners

Place 1st floor Communication Lobby Exhibition zone Yamaha booth
Time

October 27-29, 2017, 10:00~17:00

* This stage event is open to public. (business day regulation does not apply to this stage event). Please see Digital Content EXPO website for more information.

Entry fee free
Exhibit

Meet the virtual musician that accompanies your performance! At Yamaha's booth a special “Sound! Euphonium” tie-up application prototype called Fukouyo Ensemble will be waiting for you to try. “Sound! Euphonium” is a popular Japanese anime with a second feature film to premier on September 30. When you play your euphonium or trumpet an AI musician will play in harmony with you. And it's more than that -- the AI musician will comment on your playing while the ensemble is going on! This breath-taking ensemble experience is realized by Yamaha's AI Ensemble System. The application is only available at the venue so don't miss this chance to witness the ensemble of the future!

Click here for the regular edition of “Fukouyo Ensemble.”

How to participate

No reservation is required.
Please come to the 1st floor Communication Lobby Exhibition zone.

When bringing your own instruments

-This app is for trumpet and euphonium only.
-When playing, please use Silent Brass™.
-Silent Brass™ is available at the booth.

When you do not bring your own instrument

-You can experience the ensemble using a keyboard prepared at the booth.

Songs

-“The place where I have found love” Trumpet and Euphonium part
-“Twinkle Twinkle Littler Star” melody part
* Music scores for practicing is available here (in Japanese).

Benefits for participants

After experiencing the ensemble, we have a special gift, a set of clear file folders with “Fukouyo Ensemble” design, for those of you who participate in the questionnaires. We have a limited supply for each day, so please note that (1) each person is entitled to receive only one set of folders, and (2) the gift will end when the stock runs out.

Cooperation by

What is
the AI Music Ensemble System?

Akira Maezawa

Developer of the AI System

Akira Maezawa

Imagine a music performance between humans and machines, such as playback of audio files or machine-actuated piano.
In this kind of situation, humans are subsidiary to machines; humans listen to and play along the machines, but not the other way around. This kind of inflexibility has limited the expressive potential of the human musicians.
We thus are creating a technology that allows humans and machines to play equal roles in music making. To realize this, the technology analyzes human playing and coordinates its playback timing based on the analysis.
This kind of natural adjustment allows humans to play more expressively and freely, allowing humans and machines to become equals in music making.
Please come and see for yourself.