Experimental music, music composed by software and artificial intelligence and generative music

The music collections on this page were produced using a variety of specialty music composition and sound generating software programs. The music is composed by such software and then fed into a variety of specialized synthesizer instruments.
There is often a spontaneous factor programmed with this kind of music/sound production that can create surprising results.

We have been experimenting with music/sound generating software as far back as the early "DOS" operating system computers... up to current custom modern software and experimental music artificial intelligence (AI) music software developed and/or adapted here at Amaranth Publishing.

If you would like to discuss these projects or, ask questions, please contact us at: email

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Scroll down the page or use the menu below to see the various collections of this unique music and sound.


The Harp Experiments

9 MP3 pieces of music generated by software that analyzed the harmonic uses of various plucked instruments such as ethnic harps from across the world, and was then used to spontaneously create music reflecting the results.


MP3 Harp 4 - Sample Excerpt

MP3 Harp 8 - Sample Excerpt

 

 


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Zip files are easily opened and the MP3s extracted
on almost any system.



Unique Examples of Music Composed By Various Specialized Software

These 10 pieces of music use modern software with some aspects of artificial intelligence to generate spontaneous music that is difficult to classify in any known style. ....

 

MP3 Excerpt from piece #2

Mp3 Excerpt from piece #10


This collection is made up of 10 pieces of music.



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The Never Ending Melody

After having one of our systems "listen" to dozens of traditional melodies this is what happened from what it "learned".... When I programmed the system to generate spontaneously a melody with an instrumental background, I made a mistake in timing. As you may know, in experimental work of many kinds, sometimes mistakes lead to interesting discoveries.

In this case, the melodies and backgrounds created by our software were these long flowing melodies that just went on and on and on with many changes and would have gone on and on forever if I had not stopped the system. Hence, the "never ending melody".

These pieces in this collection are examples of this work. I simply made a choice when to stop and fade out, but without that the melodies would have kept going endlessly with changes and improvisations..

This collection includes 6 examples of this unique music.

MP3 sample excerpt

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The O'Carolan Canons

"Carolan, the last of the Irish bards, slept on a rath, and ever after the fairy tunes ran in his head, and made him the great man he was."
- W.B. Yeats -
from Fairy and Folk Tales of the Irish Peasantry
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Most traditional Irish music is descended from the Bards, a caste of itinerant musicians who played a wire-stringed harp known as the "clarseach", which has a chiming, resonant tone. The blind harper, Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), was the most famous of the latter-day bards.

This collection is made up of 7 interesting spontaneous multi-part canons generated by specialty software using melodies from O'Carolan pieces.

Canon 1 MP3
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Something a little different:
The Music of the Wind

An Aeolian harp (also wind harp) is a musical instrument that is played by the wind. Named for Aeolus, the ancient Greek god of the wind, the traditional Aeolian harp is essentially a wooden box including a sounding board, with strings stretched lengthwise across two bridges. It is often placed in a slightly opened window where the wind can blow across the strings to produce sounds. The strings can be made of different materials (or thicknesses) and all be tuned to the same pitch, or identical strings can be tuned to different pitches. Besides being the only strung instrument played solely by the wind, the Aeolian harp is the only stringed instrument that plays solely harmonic frequencies.

Henry David Thoreau was fascinated by the aeolian harp, and also mentioned many times in his journals his amazement at what he called the "telegraph harp", the sound created by the humming waves from the wires of the telegraph lines radiating radiating in the wooden telegraph poles.

Henry David Thoreau was fascinated by the "Aeolian harp",
so much so that he built his own harp, pictured below...

We have prepared 5 audio recordings of various wind harps we have created using specialized recording software.
(Note: The audio of a wind harp is at times softer than normal instruments.)


Short excerpt
MP3 sample from one
of the five wind harp recordings

You can download the 5 wind harp recordings for $3.50

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The Halloween Recordings

Every year on Halloween I have prepared unusual, mysterious and often spooky audio recordings.
All of these recordings are created using natural sounds, (flowing stream, earthquake, beehive, northern lights and many more) transcribed into music using specially designed software.
What the software does, is take any natural sound such a that of a running stream, examine it's tonal and rhythm structure and change it into musical notes that represents that structure. Then those musical notes, sometimes quite complex, are loaded into software that generates sound using digital technology. In the case of the above mentioned recording of a running stream, you then have the music of water.

 

For more informaton go to:

The Halloween Recordings Page

 

 


Some audio fun.....

The Language Of The Birds MP3 collection consists of 32 field recordings of bird songs examined and adapted using 4 specially designed software programs and accurately slowed down and lowered in pitch so that the bird songs can be clearly heard. The audio is then prepared using various solo instruments, and occasionally groups of instruments where there is more than one bird in the recordings (for example - the sax ensemble performing the Canadian Geese flock landing on a lake gives a new meaning to "free jazz."

For more informaton go to:
The Language of the Birds Page

 

 

 

Explore - The Amaranth Publishing web pages including the music of the spheres, the music of a Renaissance alchemist, music created by software and artificial intelligence, the music of the fairies, Beethoven's 10th Symphony, The Never Ending Melody, the music of the Illuminati, the world's most mysterious book, the world's oldest song, a way you can compose music like Mozart, the world's oldest love song,
and much more
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