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Fascinating! Assuming of course that the programmer didn't write them...
This bit seems dubious, though:
"“Where are they going to come up with sounds that they themselves create without hearing them first?” he asks. “If they’re hearing them for the first time, what’s the author of them? Is it birds, is it airplane sounds?”
Of course, some composers probably have taken dictation from birds. Yet the most likely explanation, Cope believes, is that music comes from other works composers have heard, which they slice and dice subconsciously and piece together in novel ways."
Isn't that just basic, out-dated Behaviourist theory (which Chomsky categorically refuted in like the 60s), but applied to music?
And I'm suspicious of the part where it claims the programme performed well in producing Shakespearean sonnets. Creating beauty and meaning through language seems greatly different from creating coherent notes on a page. They generally require a definite stimulus and intellectual theme. The programme would also need an understanding of the application of simile and metaphor to replicate any thing approaching Shakespeare's work.
As well as simile and metaphor there are things like polysemy, linguistic cohesion and coherence, an archaic vernacular (that wasn't even standardised at the time!) and a continuity of character maintained across all sonnets (given that all his sonnets were written about only two different characters) to consider.
I'm sure it could produce sonnets written in the specific English/Shakespearean method of versification, but it just doesn't seem likely that it could account for all these other things.
This is the ultimate composing software out:
It was like some saccharine encrusted cheese dream. American advertisers confuse me.
I haven't seen that one before. Easily the best songsmith video.
thanks for that
DiS needs more stuff like this
if I'd called it 'Rise of the Robo-Bach'? Possibly.