05. March 2010 · 1 comment · Categories: Videos

The world of serious music doesn’t have much to worry about at this point, but Cope’s level of sophistication makes future Emily Howells ideal drones for film and TV composition: no tantrums, no dental benefits, ’round the clock productivity — and they can’t tell the difference between Johnnie Walker, Baby Duck and WD-40.

I read this here.

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  1. From what I heard in the samples, this technology is a long way off from being able to imitate a truly good composer. What sets the imaginative mind apart from a computer program is the ability to surprise – knowing when and how to delay a cadence, to modulate unexpectedly, or to unexpectedly fail to modulate, etc.

    I don’t look forward to the day when machines create our art for us. What Cope doesn’t seem to realize is that the creative process is one of the things that makes us human. To give it up is to surrender our humanity.