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2019-03-22 10:11:42 PM  
I thought Autechre already had a label?
 
2019-03-23 01:48:29 AM  
 
2019-03-23 02:58:28 AM  
I'm okay with this.
 
2019-03-23 03:06:48 AM  
I'll bet the algorithm's manager is going to keep all the money for himself.
 
2019-03-23 03:11:43 AM  
Well, the article got me to check out the app, which seems like the whole purpose.
 
2019-03-23 03:47:24 AM  
Music is predictable to a degree; all genres have rules of composition and style. Feed a computer the examples and it will pump out music. I understand that it's still hit or miss and needs a look over, but just look at the Bach doodle (which works partly because baroque counterpoint and voice leading was very formalized and had strict rules).

That said, that's not exactly what music is or can do. A machine can make your food, but there is a big difference between microwave meals and home cooking, much less a 5 star chef. Even mediocre home cooking surpasses packaged crap... But if you're lazy or just don't care what you eat, then it's fine. This is microwave music.
 
2019-03-23 03:54:29 AM  
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2019-03-23 03:57:50 AM  
Wow...it made music for sleeping based on weather events

Much difficulty, so wow
 
2019-03-23 04:12:20 AM  

adamatari: Feed a computer the examples and it will pump out music.


This is how The Chainsmokers make music.

/not making that up
 
2019-03-23 05:04:08 AM  
Too late. It's already been done.

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2019-03-23 05:16:24 AM  
I'm a little concerned about this. How does copyright work out? Traditionally the law is copyright protections exist for 70 years plus Disney following the death of the creator. Algorithms don't die.

I'll need to resurrect myself 70+ years after I get corpsed to see how it plays out.
 
2019-03-23 07:03:21 AM  
Already been done.. that algorithm was 20 years ago.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/MANUAL-How-H​a​ve-Number-Easy/dp/1899858652
 
2019-03-23 09:18:59 AM  

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Actually, more like the Rasta space station in Neuromancer.
Also Quintron's weather for the blind project did this better.
 
2019-03-23 10:45:41 AM  

adamatari: Music is predictable to a degree; all genres have rules of composition and style.


Music is about setting up expectations in the listener... and then either meeting those expectations -or breaking them- in creative and interesting ways.

The same can be said for comedy.

Sure, you can make music (or comedy) which only ever meets those expectations... thats how you get stuff like Justin Beiber (or Jeff Foxworthy)    But if you want something thats still interesting the 2nd time you hear it, you need to get more creative than that.
 
2019-03-23 01:43:23 PM  
Al Gore Rhythm?

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Fame and fortune here I come!
 
2019-03-23 02:13:04 PM  
You know the million monkeys on a typewriter writing a novel hypothesis? I'd like to write a brute force program like that, but then I would need a program to determine what is good enough for radio.
 
2019-03-23 02:23:18 PM  

chewd: adamatari: Music is predictable to a degree; all genres have rules of composition and style.

Music is about setting up expectations in the listener... and then either meeting those expectations -or breaking them- in creative and interesting ways.

The same can be said for comedy.

Sure, you can make music (or comedy) which only ever meets those expectations... thats how you get stuff like Justin Beiber (or Jeff Foxworthy)    But if you want something thats still interesting the 2nd time you hear it, you need to get more creative than that.


There is no reason why it would only be able to constantly meet expectations. Unless it can only make 1 song ever it must be able to change parts, which means expectations are set up and get met in different ways.

Give me a good reason why it can't have rules and variations for the way it breaks expectations because I see no reason why they would not exist.
 
2019-03-23 09:27:02 PM  

Declassify Issue: You know the million monkeys on a typewriter writing a novel hypothesis? I'd like to write a brute force program like that, but then I would need a program to determine what is good enough for radio.


No you wouldn't. Just brute-force every combination of the 12 notes of the scale over four bars, copyright them all, and then sue everyone who writes a song after you.
 
2019-03-23 10:43:41 PM  
If nobody had said anything, I doubt anyone would have noticed.
 
2019-03-24 11:56:41 AM  
When an algorithm can produce something like this, I will start to be impressed.


Frank Zappa - Watermelon In Easter Hay
Youtube _3cu8sDa90Y


The full title of this song is "Playing a Guitar Solo With This Band is Like Trying To Grow a Watermelon in Easter Hay"

It is a lovely song.
 
2019-03-24 01:56:02 PM  
The Central Scrutinizer is like the grandpappy of ASMR.
 
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