Music Futures: AI Tools for Musicians

Music Futures: AI Tools for Musicians

Sat June 01

Music Futures: AI Tools for Musicians

Moderator: Andrew McLachlan
Guests: Claire Bouvier, Julia Krolik, Michael Wheeler
Broom Factory
12-12:45pm event // All Ages

In a world where creativity meets cutting-edge tech, we're unlocking the secrets to success in the modern music industry. Discover the latest innovations that are reshaping how artists thrive in today's digital landscape, and get ready to amplify your career like never before. It's time to groove into the future of music—don't miss out!

Co-presented by the Kingston Music Office in partnership with Economic Development.



Julia is an information designer, product designer, researcher, data scientist, artist and entrepreneur. Julia is the founder of Art the Science, a non-profit organization facilitating artist residencies in scientific research laboratories across Canada to foster public engagement in art and science. She was the first Partnerships Director on the Data Visualization Society’s board of directors. Through her creative agency Pixels and Plans, Julia and her team work with private and public organizations fusing scientific integrity with engaging design to create impactful knowledge mobilization products and science-based art. Their scope of work is expansive and includes interactive data visualization tools, data-based art installations and custom projection mapping software.


Claire Bouvier, a forward-thinking business coach and consultant leading the charge in integrating artificial intelligence (AI) to uplift small businesses and empower meaningful human connections. Drawing from her rich background as a former high school visual arts teacher and multidisciplinary artist, Claire seamlessly fuses technology with creativity to reshape the landscape of modern entrepreneurship. One of Claire's specialties lies in harnessing the power of generative AI for text and image creation. By unlocking the potential of these cutting-edge tools, she helps businesses craft compelling narratives and captivating visuals that resonate deeply with their audience.


Michael is an Assistant Professor in The DAN School of Drama and Music where he teaches acting, directing and arts leadership. As a researcher, his work has focused on the possibilities virtual reality presents for live performance, and is funded with Dr Matthew Pan by a Connected Minds CFREF Seed grant to explore the use of robotics to provide haptic feedback for live VR performances. Previous SSHRC-funded research involved collaborating with Dr. Laura Levin and computer scientists to adapt a play previously staged in physical space to a virtual one. He is also Director of Artistic Research at SpiderWebShow Performance, Canada’s first live digital performance company and a Co-Curator of FOLDA (The Festival of Live Digital Art), occurring annually in June at The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts. Michael has also directed many normal non-VR plays at theatres like Theatre Passe Muraille, The Theatre Centre, The Great Canadian Theatre Company, and The Vancouver Playhouse.


Andrew McLachlan was a full-time design Professor and Program Coordinator in the Graphic Design Program at St. Lawrence College for 18 years. In his professional design practice, Andrew won a Juno Award for Best Album Design (the Tragically Hip), Gold and Silver Design Awards from the Canadian Council of Advancement of Education, and was recognized by Communication Arts magazine for Art Direction. He has served on the Registered Graphic Designers of Canada Education Committee, and holds a Masters degree in Distance Education. Besides The Tragically Hip, he has designed album packages for Emily Fennel, Georgette Fry, Buck Jones (his former band) and other local artists. He continues to work on design and music projects, as well as writing his own songs and playing guitar in two other bands.