Wednesday, 24 September 2008

Generating original music using computers

PARIS (30.12.2002) — Just as IBM's Deep Blue showed the world a computer can play chess as well as a human master, Eduardo Reck Miranda, a researcher for the Sony Computer Science Laboratories Inc., aims to demonstrate a computer program able to compose original music. So far, neural networks have succeeded in imitating distinct musical styles, but truly original compositions have remained elusive. Miranda is tackling that problem with an orchestra of virtual musicians called agents that interact to compose original music.
(R. Colin Johnson, EE Times )

As far as I know professor Miranda has not been able to demonstrate any programs composing original music. Synestesia Software has been able to that for years! LAURI GRÖHN

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