The Well-Tempered Ear

Classical music news: A computer is classical music’s hot new composer

June 19, 2010
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By Jacob Stockinger

Like me, you have probably heard a bit here and there about the role that new technology and computers in specific, is playing in classical music — in rehearsing and performing the music, in listening to it, in analyzing it and in composing it.

But I recently saw this story about music professor and composer David Cope (below) in the Christian Science Monitor.

It was the best piece  I have yet seen — and I hope you will agree.

But I would appreciate being sent other links to other stories about other composers and other computers.

Here is the link:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Tech/2010/0617/How-a-computer-program-became-classical-music-s-hot-new-composer

And here is a link to some music by Cope that uses two pianos and a computer:

I’ll tell you what I think— after you tell me what you think.

Besides getting links to other stories, I would also like to receive first-person accounts from blog readers about working in classical music with a computer — in whatever capacity as a composer, performer or listener.

The Ear wants to hear.


Posted in Classical music

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