Non-human Writes New Music for Human Audiences
Researchers at the University of Malaga in Spain, have created a computer cluster capable of composing complex pieces of music with absolutely no input from humans. The computer (whose name is Iamus) uses a specially developed algorithm to ensure that his compositions are aesthetically pleasing to its human audiences. Iamus’ big improvement on past robo-composers is that its music is considerably more listenable – by no means a random assortment of notes on a page.
Iamus takes a fraction of a second to compose a 5 minute piece and then about 8 minutes to transcribe it for the musicians – a pace that far outstrips even the most prolific human composer.
|Bach-bot after the premier of Piano Concerto No. 4,503, Op. 250,345 (Image via 9gag)|
Iamus uses a process called “evolutionary music” to create its pieces.
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