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, Romania, Austria, Brazil, Australia, USA (New York and Atlanta), Canada  (Vancouver and Montreal), and Turkey; including the events Mutek_IMG, the cultural program at Rio Olympics 2016, and the Ars Electronica Festival 2017 (with the theme Artificial Intelligence). Currently, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Interactive Arts and Technology, Simon Fraser University. In the Metacreation Lab, he is working on musical performance with artificial intelligence, Musical Metacreation, audio synthesis, generative art, and musical composition.

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