Hugo Scurto (Marseille 1993) is a researcher, musician, and designer. He recently finished a PhD in the Sound Music Movement Interaction group at IRCAM, under the supervision of Frédéric Bevilacqua, and is currently artist-in-residence at Le Cube. A former Cité de la Musique de Marseille attendee, he graduated in Physics from École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay, and received the MSc in Engineering from Sorbonne Université. He also worked one year as visiting researcher at Goldsmiths’ College with Rebecca Fiebrink.
His research intertwines science, design, and art approaches to study, develop, and inquire machine learning technology situated in human and non-human environments. Drawing insight from music, cybernetics, and spirituality, his practice seeks to nurture a sense of human learning toward our shared environments, by exploring new cultural configurations between machines, things, and living beings.
Hugo’s collaborations and personal works have been published and showcased in international conferences such as SIGGRAPH, NIME, ICMC, or SMC, as well as featured in various places in France such as Friche la Belle de Mai, GMEM-CNCM, Instants Chavirés, or Lutherie Urbaine. He recently cofounded the wolfgang collective in a desire to unite scientists, artists, designers, and engineers in the production and dissemination of transdisciplinary music design projects.