Following on from our article in The Conversation, ‘Machine folk’ music composed by AI shows technology’s creative side, we have uploaded to our YouTube channel, The Bottomless Tune Box, two recordings of machine folk music “in the wild”. Here, the fearless Daren Banarsë leads a group of musicians in performing two sets in public at The Harrison pub in London, on March 26 2017. One tune in each of the sets is computer generated. (To be clear: Set #1 features three tunes, and one of these is computer generated. Set #2 features two tunes, one of these is computer generated.)
Set #1 (live)
Set #2 (live)
Is this the first public session featuring computer generated tunes???
Lots of tickets are still available for the upcoming May 23 2017 concert! Here are some highlights:
- The world premier of Oded Ben-Tal‘s “Bastard Tunes” (a work arising from his co-creating with folk-rnn), written for and performed by Ensemble x.y!
- The world premier of Bob L. Sturm’s “Chicken Bits and Bits and Bobs” (a work arising from output that folk-rnn generated and titled “Chicken” — we think it has gained a sense of humour as well), written for and performed by Ensemble x.y!
- The world premier of a work by Nick Collins, written for and performed by Ensemble x.y!
- The world premier of some works generated by folk-rnn and harmonised by the Deep Bach system in the style of Bach chorales (to be performed on the organ at St. Dunstan’s)!
- The world premier of a work by the MorpheuS system, performed by QMUL’s Prof. Elaine Chew!
- Sets #1-3 performed by Daren Banarsë and friends!
- Three pieces featuring the Millennial Whoop!
- A performance by Cambridge Fellow, composer and Irish harper Uná Monaghan!
- A memorable experience in a beautiful and old cathedral!
- A wine reception featuring WINE and RECEPTIONING!