Kıvanç Tatar is a musician playing trumpet and electronics, a composer interested in experimental music, and a researcher studying artificial intelligence on the applications of music. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Italy, Brazil, Australia, USA (New York and Atlanta), Canada  (Vancouver and Montreal), and Turkey; including the events Mutek_IMG, and the cultural program at 2016 Rio Olympics. His performance practice combines free improvisation with live electronics. Currently, he is a Ph.D. student at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University. In the Metacreation Lab, he is working on audio synthesis, generative art, musical composition, musical performance with artificial intelligence,  and Musical Metacreation.

Research interests: Musical Metacreation, Computational Creativity, Evolutionary Computation, Musical Agent Design, Artificial Intelligence, Multi-agent Systems, Machine Listening, and Machine Improvisation, and Performance Studies.