Brussels / 3 & 4 February 2024


Generating music with Open tools, APIs, and NO AI!

With everyone being caught up with generative AI, it's probably time to look back and do something different - how can you compose music using your own creativity, and not an AI system that's a bad mimic of existing work?

From methods to digitally mimic tape loops of existing sounds, akin to Steve Reich or Brian Eno, to APIs that generate MIDI files, and all the way to sound synthesis itself, we learn of many ways that music can be automatically created, either as an entire work, or part thereof. None require knowledge of musical theory, and the amount of maths needed is similarly minimal.

The talk features several examples of the speakers own compositions, from, and breaks down the process.


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