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 directly 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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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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Spontaneous Composing

We programmed software to spontaneously compose 6 multi-part compositions each using different parameters. The result are these unique pieces of music that were each composed in mere seconds, but are musically and quite harmonically, rhythmically and percussive original.

MP3 excerpt from piece 1

MP3 excerpt from piece 2



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Sound Reflections

We created 10 pieces of music by programming special software to refelect and generate sound/music in a variety of unique ways.

MP3 Excerpt from Sound Reflection #2

Mp3 Excerpt from Sound Reflection #6


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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 enldessly with changes and improvisations..

This collection includes 6 examples of this unique music.

MP3 sample excerpt

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The Choral Experiments

We progammed our software to examine dozens of examples of choral singing by various choirs. We then programmed it using what the software "learned" to generate original choral compositions and background music of various kinds.

The 5 pieces in this collection are examples of this music...

MP3 sample excerpt 1

MP3 sample excerpt 2

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Sun Ra (May 22, 1914 – May 30, 1993) was an amazing American jazz composer, bandleader, piano and synthesizer (one of the first to use an electric piano for jazz) player, and poet, known for his experimental music, "cosmic" ideas, large output of music, and colorful and often dramatic theatrical performances.
Sun Ra made many recordings of his work, many of which are available for download and as CDs.

The Requiem

Our experimental and Artificial Intelligence music software examined dozens of examples of Sun Ra's work and then created 7 original pieces of music and an Introduction based on the results.

You can listen to the MP3 Introduction to this collection that has Sun Ra speaking over an example of this music...


Introduction to the Requiem for Sun Ra - MP3

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The Intonation Experiments

As you may know, the commonly used scale system called "equal temperament" is a very modern invention. The world went about its musical journeys for a long long time, using various scales that were based on various different mathematical theories.

So, I had one of our systems examine various traditional and sometimes quite old styles of music from from acrooss the world and then programmed a system to create music in that style using various intonations that were used at those times.

The seven pieces of music in this collection are the results of this experiment....

MP3 sample excerpt 1

MP3 sample excerpt 2

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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.

 

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The Halloween Recordings Page

 

 

The Harmonics Experiments

The difference in sounds and tones of all musical instruments (and for all other sounds for that matter) is based on the "overtone" and "harmonic series". So, I designed a program to use this harmonic series to generate improvised pieces of music using the harmonic series as the source of sound. The four rather unusual pieces in this collection are the results of this experiments.

MP3 sample excerpt 1

MP3 sample excerpt 2

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Music generated using math formulas, geometry & equations

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.
For each piece in this collection, the software was programmed using various math formulas and equations, with a spontaneous improvised factor included to see what music the software would create.
The results of these tests are certainly interesting.....

MP3 Excerpt from piece #2

Mp3 Excerpt from piece #10


This collection is made up of 10 pieces of music.



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Some audio fun.....

The Language Of The Birds MP3 collection consists of 32 field recordings of bird songs 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

 

 

 

Random Music

6 pieces of music created using software that generates
random number formulas using random number theory and transforms it into music.


MP3 Excerpt from piece #1

MP3 Excerpt from piece #2

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Unique Examples of Music Composed By Various Specialized Software


 

10 pieces of music generated by various levels of artificial intelligence and specialized sound software. This involves a variety of programs that create unique, unusual and often mysterious music.

MP3 Excerpt from piece #6

MP3 Excerpt from piece #9

MP3 Excert from piece # 10

 



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The Chant Experiments

4 MP3 pieces of music created by specialized software that listened to, and analyzed, different styles of sacred chanting from across the world, and then was programmed to create spontaneous musical versions of mysterious chanting.

 


Selected MP3 short sample excerpts from some of the 4 pieces included in this collection.

Chant 1 - excerpt

Chant 2
- excerpt


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Fractal Music


6 pieces of music created by software using fractal math.

Excerpt from Fractal #1

Excerpt from Fractal #5



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Dream Music


6 pieces of music created using a unique way of programming software to combine multiple music parts. The "parts" were first generated by specialized software. This way of creating music was first realized in a dream.

MP3 Excerpt from Dream #4

MP3 Excerpt from Dream #5

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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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The Celtic String Quartets
10 Short string quartets generated by a program that spontaneously composes 4-part music from melody lines... in this case from old Irish tunes. The notation output was then fed to a synthesizer string quartet.

(Note- This collection of music was done very early in our experiments with software generating music and the audio synthesizer as you can hear in the samples is not the higher moden quality. But, the results of this experiment was still quite interesting.)

1 I_will_leave_this_town - MP3

2 - A West Ocean Waltz - MP3

3 - The Dawn ing Of The Day
4 - Ane Irish Tune
5 -
Many's A Long Footstep
6 - The Mountain High
7 - A Rowing Time Piece
8 - Eagles Whistle
9 - The Blacksmith

10 -Inisheer

 



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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,
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