Mason Bretan

Guitarist, Shimon Robot and Friends

Mason Bretan is a PhD student in music technology at Georgia Tech. He recently defended his doctoral research related to robotic musicianship and compositional algorithms based on deep learning. He will officially graduate in August 2017. In addition to his research at Georgia Tech, Bretan spent six months with Google Research and has performed all over the world as part of the Shimon and Friends tour with Gil Weinberg at venues including The Kennedy Center and Funkhaus Berlin.

Videos/Audio of Mason Bretan

Meet Shimon, the marimba-playing robot that can improvise with fluency and skill exceeding that of most professional... See more
The 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival closes out with notable speakers and final thoughts. See more