Episode 422

Published: Friday, 16 February 2018
There are no robots

Today I watched a short talk on editorial content generation. If you follow the developments in AI these days -self driving cars, bots beating a chess master, and so on- you won't be surprised to find that the same exists for generating texts and videos. Well, syndae is all about music. So I thought, what about automated music generation? A short Internet search tells me they are onto it. And I am not talking about algorithmic approaches. Projects exist which use artificial intelligence for analysing existing music and extracting patterns in notes, styles, and sound. And, blimey, based on the results these programs are able to generate new music. What I did not find (yet?) is something like Alpha Zero, which learns about harmonics and creates new compositions seemingly out of thin air. But I am quite sure there will be such a thing soon. For now, let's stick to artistic music originally created by humans. Tonight's tracks are very much danceable, composed by Obri (Afterglow), Bratenschneider (No Time At All), DR-42 (Dossier Bordeaux 2017), Silicon Slave (Ad Nauseam), Futurum Sonat (eARTh), Jozef Nemcek (Black Hole Collision).


Obri - Sunday (Afterglow)
Bratenschneider - Shaved First (No Time At All)
DR-42 - Triptik (Dossier Bordeaux 2017)
Silicon Slave - Tree Fiddy (Ad Nauseam)
Futurum Sonat - Doors of Perception (eARTh)
Jozef Nemcek - Astral Speed (Black Hole Collision)

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