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.



Here at Amaranth Publishing we have been experimenting for decades with various types
of music composed and generated by software and now also using artificial intelligence.

One of our ongoing projects has been to have our programs "listen" to and examine harp music from across the world and then have our programs use the results to create spontaneous music for various types of harp sounds and also combinations of multiple harps.


This project involves various programming and algorithms to allow the software to improvise spontaneous music on it's own without any human performance.

The results have often been quite amazing...

We have prepared 2 collections of the harp experiments

Harp Experiments Collection 1
13 pieces
The following MP3 samples are partial excerpts:

Partial MP3 excerpt 1

Partial MP3 excerpt 2

Partial MP3 excerpt 3

Partial MP3 excerpt 4

The above collection is
downloaded as 2 zip files.

After your payment is processed you will quickly be sent by email the download link


Price - $5.00

Harp Experiments Collection 2
10 pieces
The following MP3 samples are partial excerpts:


Partial MP3 excerpt 1

Partial MP3 excerpt 2

The above collection is
downloaded as 2 zip files.

After your payment is processed you will quickly be sent by email the download link


Price - $5.00

 

 

The Mysterious Experiments

We programmed one of our specialty software programs to create large scale pieces of music, meaning composing using many voices/instruments, while randomly blending and mixing the many parts. The results at times were quite mysterious and strange, and often uniquely harmonious in a very original way.

This collection contains 6 pieces

MP3 sample 1 short excerpt

MP3 sample 2 short excerpt

MP3 sample 3 short excerpt

Price - $4.00

After your payment is processed you will quickly
be sent by email the download link
for the
"zip" file containing the 6 MP3s



 

The Audio Magician Experiments


We have a unique audio creation program we have developed that we call "The Audio Magician". This software will create very unique music/sound pieces that include spontaneous improvisation in many ways, depending on the parameters we give it.

This collection is 9 pieces of music.

 

Listen to an MP3 short excerpt of one of the pieces

Price - $4.00

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"zip" file containing the 9 MP3s



 

The Percussion Experiments

10 pieces of percussion music improvised by software and artificial intelligence based on various patterns using percussion sounds.



Short MP3 sample excerpt 1

Short MP3 sample excerpt 2

The above collection is
downloaded as 2 zip files.

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Price - $5.00

 

 

Music from the Numbers

We also have software/AI program that will on it's own generate usual audio patterns and improvisations based on various math formulas given for each instrument/part that then combine into sound.

This collection contains 6 pieces

Listen to an MP3 short excerpt from on the pieces

Price - $4.00

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Sound Reflections

This is a collection of 14 pieces that are samples of various audio experiments we have worked on using specialized audio software with aspects of artificial intelligence. The music in each of these pieces has been generated entirely by the software/AI.

The Sound Reflections page

 

 

The Smooth Jazz Experiments


We played a variety of pieces of what is commonly called "smooth jazz" (not my favorite music for sure, but simple enough and just to see what happens) and let a piece of software listen and examine the patterns involved. Then we programmed it to create pieces of music based on what it had "learned". Amazingly, it actually created some interesting pieces of music.

This collection contains 4 pieces.

Listen to an MP3 short excerpt from piece #1

Price - $4.00

After your payment is processed you will quickly be sent by email the download link for the
"zip" file containing the 4 MP3s

 


There is a unique and often fascinating British writer named "John Michell" who wrote about his idea that in the ancient world, at sacred sites, there were rotations of "perpetual choirs" that chanted at special sites, at all times to keep their world in balance. The perpetual choirs chanting, were... "Celebrating the order of the heavens and guiding the ritual order of life on earth"

The art below are 2 paintings by John Michell.

He also had unique ideas about numerology, geometry, and theories related to the Chinese geomancy of Feng Shui. His wrote that Stonehenge and the other great prehistoric monuments of the English landscape are laid out in accordance with sacred geometry to fulfil a magical purpose: bringing harmony to the land.


So we decided to attempt to use some his concepts of number and geometry to have our software generate spontaneous chanting and choir music. This collection of 6 pieces is the results of those audio experiments...


6 Spontaneous chants and choral audio....

Short MP3 sample excerpt 1

Short MP3 sample excerpt 2

The collection of 6 MP3 pieces is
downloaded as a zip file.

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Price - $5.00

 



This collection of audio experiments was created using math related to crystals and patterns of what is known as "sacred geometry" to program software to generate 4 pieces of music.

 

Short MP3 sample excerpt 1

Short MP3 sample excerpt 2

The collection of 4 MP3 pieces is
downloaded as a zip file.

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Price - $4.00

 

 


 

There are numerous recordings available of J.R. Tolkien reading his books and poems. Within one of these readings there are 4 recordings of him actually singing 4 songs based on poems from his books.

So, we used one of our specialized audio software/AI programs to "listen" to the songs , and then take what it transcribed and "learned" about Tolkien's unique style of singing, create a piece of music and then had it create a harp (or piano) background for the song.
This rather unique music is what the software created from the 4 songs.

The Middle Earth Songs Page

 

 

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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Download - Price - $5.00

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This collection is downloaded as a "zip" file. Zip files are easily opened and the MP3s extracted on almost any system.

 

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 information 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 information 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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