Michelle en Daniel
Michelle en Daniel

AI and music. Music that adapts to you!

Look into a camera, move your hands and hear how the music adapts to what you want to hear. It’s possible! AI researchers Michelle Appel and Daniel Danilin are involved in a project where Artificial Intelligence is used to make music interactive. Come and learn how human creativity and smart technology can merge. And give it a try yourself later in the foyer!

21.50 – 22.05 uur | Café  


Hand gestures

Dancing to music when you can't keep a beat is quite a challenge. But what if the beat could adapt to your movements? This is not as futuristic as it sounds. Or imagine hearing music somewhere that you don't like, and you could adjust its tempo, mood and intensity just by making gestures with your hands. Thanks to Artificial Intelligence, this is possible! Join the Soundbite by Artificial Intelligence researchers Michelle Appel and Daniel Danilin en learn how Artificial Intelligence can be used to control music through movement.

In the foyer you will find the AI installation of Michelle and Daniel and you can give it a try yourself.

This Soundbite will be in English.

About the speakers

Michelle Appel is a PhD candidate at the Donders Institute for Brain and Cognition. She researches computer vision techniques for visual brain prostheses: these are brain chips that ensure that blind people regain their sight. In addition, she is involved in research into closing the gap between simulation and reality by using simulation-based image segmentation. In her spare time she produces music under the alias MiesFM.

Daniel Danilin is an Artificial Intelligence student at Radboud University. In 2022, he and Michelle Appel were part of a team competing in the AI Song Contest with their song ‘Upfall’.

Radboud Sounds

This program is part of Radboud Sounds. The festival where science meets music with lectures, dance, live music and more on Friday 12 May 2023 in Doornroosje, Nijmegen. Come and celebrate Radboud University’s 100th anniversary. Radboud University scientists from various disciplines shed their light on music and science. Come and listen, dance, enjoy and sharpen your mind on the effect of music. Compose your own program and see the world of music from a different viewpoint.

Contact information

Would you like to know more about the Radboud Sounds programme, or do you have other questions or comments? Please contact info [at] reflects.ru.nl (info[at]reflects[dot]ru[dot]nl)

Organizational unit
Radboud Reflects
About person
M. Appel (Michelle)