Yotam Mann is a jazz pianist and computer scientist based in New York City. He currently works at Magenta, a research project exploring the role of machine learning in the process of creating art and music.
While studying jazz piano at UC Berkeley, Mann stumbled across the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), which opened his eyes to new ways of making music with technology. The Center inspired him to earn a second degree in Computer Science, and as soon as it became technologically feasible, he began working entirely in the browser because of its openness, possibilities for interaction and ability to reach broad audiences.
Now based in New York, Yotam continues to work at the intersection of music and technology, creating interactive musical experiences in the form of apps, websites and installations. He was part of the inaugural class at NEW INC, adjunct professor at ITP, NYU Tisch, and 2016 Creative Capital Grantee in Emerging Fields.
Yotam Mann is a Loop 2017 alumni. While he won’t be on stage this year, he has played a key role in the Magenta project and will be attending Loop 2018 in LA.