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Hi kevgermany, my thoughts on this are another scientific paper with lots of ifs and suppositions.The BBC's just published this article.
What do you think?
Hi saxplorer, I accept that it is a form of limited creativity, however his prognosis in the non-medical sense is composers beware.To be honest I find it fascinating...
There is a very persuasive theory of creativity set out in David Deutsch's book The Beginning of Infinity, which suggests that the key to creativity of all kinds is grounded in some kind of evolution (taking that term wider than the "origin of species" definition).
He argues that in the mind of the creative thinker, there is a continual process of variation and selection occurring. Think of ideas, reject this one, take that one forward as promising, gradually or not so gradually refining what one produces, but also constantly injecting new elements and keeping the ones that work.
Isn't this ever so close to what we do when we (try to) improvise? Make little experiments - some sound good, so build on that, the ones that fall flat (sometimes literally) we move swiftly on from.
I think the computer experiment reported is very limited by the range of what can be allowed to vary ... but within that range, I do think this is coming close to some sort of real, albeit limited, creativity: through variation and selection. BUT - it is NOT the computer that is being creative, because the selection part is crucial, and is delivered by humans. So it is the broader "system" taken as a whole and including the human participants, that is being creative.
(I feel a blog post coming on, but needs more thought )
Forgive me but isn't that a definition of music theory?;};};}Hi kevgermany, my thoughts on this are another scientific paper with lots of ifs and suppositions.
Computers do not produce music they produce a series of sounds which depend on given formulae to blend into something pleasing to the human ear.
Hi old git, point taken, however the researcher stated as I understand it, that eventually the regenerative loops would compose. Compose what though.?Forgive me but isn't that a definition of music theory?;};};}
"The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" or "You and the night and the music".Suggested titles being `A little Night Music` or ` I Got You Under Your Skin.` (Sorry flippancy has no place within serious comment.:shocked Best Regards N.
Nice one aldevis."The Night Has A Thousand Eyes" or "You and the night and the music".
Going back to the serious aspect of this playful research, unfortunately we go back to the original unanswerable question "what is music" or "what is art".
The researcher must have been scratching his mosquito-bitten head.