David Cope

Algorithmic composer David Cope explores the implications of Experiments in Musical Intelligence, his program that can produce music in the style of Bach, Prokofiev, or anyone.  Is meaning created by the artist or the listener?  Could it be that every plant, every human, and every sonata is part of one grand, algorithmically-evolving tree of life?

Discussed:  Tinman, Tinman Too, Virtual Music, and Comes the Fiery Night by David Cope; semantic satiation; haiku; Jonathan Berger’s Experiments in Musical Listening; Daniel Dennett; Karl Sims’ Evolved Virtual Creatures; synchronicity; music as a science

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