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Processing Orlando Meetup: Music and Artificial Intelligence
« on: October 16, 2013, 11:04:18 AM »
TL;DR: The next Processing Orlando meetup is a bit less than 2 weeks away, on Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 from 7:00pm-9:00pm at Envy Labs, 618 E South St, Suite 620, Orlando, FL 32801.


Can we use computers to algorithmically help us compose music, or even teach them how to compose great music themselves? What kinds of techniques are useful in this pursuit? And what are the implications for musicians and music appreciators?

Our guest speaker for October, Amy K. Hoover, will be sharing her thoughts and experiences on these subjects and more. Amy is a Computer Science Ph.D candidate at UCF who co-developed a theory called functional scaffolding for musical composition which has been incorporated into software that allows you to generate accompaniment for existing MIDI compositions through a breeding process similar to animal breeding. The result is that amateur musicians and non-musicians can create accompaniment without any musical expertise.

Come to our next meeting to experience the art and science of algorithmic composition!
Nathan Selikoff
Artist / Programmer