Comments on Emily Howell - The Computer Is The Composer
Updated with new reference! Keep an eye out for the new CD by an artificially intelligent composer named Emily Howell. (Read
the complete story)
|"You might also want to take a look at Hit Song Science, computer software that analyzes human-created music to see if it is likely to be popular."
(Bill Christensen 10/4/2009 1:16:35 PM)
|"Not sure when it was published, but one of the Danny Dunn books had a computer compose music."
(Ashley 10/4/2009 4:47:10 PM)
|"Another connection has been missed: Sharon Apple from Macross Plus. A pop singer superstar that is an AI (note the 'Apple' computer joke). [spoiler] Sharon tries to acquire an upgrade chip that will allow her to experience genuine emotion in order to elevate her music (among other goals)."
(ram 10/4/2009 9:57:40 PM)
|"Since I was beaten to the Sharon Apple punch, I'll mention Yamaha's Vocaloid software. It's essentially Autotune coupled with a sample set of phonemes that can be arranged and modified to produce the vocal track of a song. It was originally created for backing tracks, but has taken off as a stand-alone piece, with a 'concert' taking place recently."
( 10/5/2009 5:37:52 AM)
|"Oh, and the Sharon Apple AI also incorporated an audience feedback system, through a heartrate/GSR/etc wireless sensor suite incorporated into the admittance wristband given to concert goers."
( 10/5/2009 5:39:58 AM)
|"Oh, I totally forgot about Vocaloid Voice - not unreasonable, since I wrote this article about six years ago. Read up on Vocaloid Voice - Soul Singing Synthesis."
(Bill Christensen 10/5/2009 2:58:51 PM)
|"Thanks, Ram, for the reference to Sharon Apple from Macross Plus, which I added to the article.
Also, take a look at this video of virtual singer Hatsune Miku."
(Bill Christensen 10/5/2009 3:07:04 PM)
Get more information on Emily Howell - The Computer Is The Composer
Leave a comment:
Tediously, spammers have returned; if you have a comment, send it to bill at this site (include the story name) and I'll post it.
Chinese Steal American Seeds From Our Fields
'The Iszic maintain a jealously guarded monopoly...'
Rise Of Skywalker Could Trigger Epileptic Seizures
'... then the screen started to flicker. I stared at it for a while.'
Singing Ringing Tree Wind-Powered Sculpture
'It was like no music Dirk had ever heard, It was eerie and wild...'
Extremophile Microbe Loves Space Rocks
'... designed for rooting in the metal make-up of the asteroids for vital elements.'
Magic Mushroom Nose Spray From Silo Wellness
'I don't need help... that's not my diagnosis!'
CAV-X Supercavitating Ammo Deadly Underwater
'...in the midst of this fluid, which is very dense compared with the atmosphere, shots could not go far.'
Space Domes Over-rated? Science Fiction Authors Have Answers
'This was to be roofed over, sealed, and an atmosphere provided...'
Injectable Magnetic Fluid Slows Bleeding, Aids Magneto
'There's something different about you.'
Autonomous Wheelchairs Improve Airport Mobility
'Noiselessly, on rubber-tired wheels, they journeyed down the long aisles...'
HVSD, Kitty Hawk's Electric Plane
Very quiet commuter plane offers VTOL service.
Frictionless Toilet Could Save 140 Billion Liters Of Water
'The bowl was a frictionless surface...'
Viisights AI Hones Video Surveillance
'The math boys worked it out...'
Cybertruck The Solar-Powered Steel Tortoise
'It drew its power from... sunpower screens on its low curved roof.'
Road Noise Charges Electric Cars With Peugeot Piezoelectric Billboard
''... major cities of Earth have free electrical power conveniently processed from their own noise.'
Unsinkable Metal Latest Gates Obsession
'A metal... light as cork.'
M-Blocks 2.0 Self-Assembling Robots
'Faster the cubes moved...'
NASA 'Broomstick' Recalls SciFi Ideas
'The appearance was enough like a giant witch's broom to justify the nickname.'
Orbital Display's Low Earth Orbit Advertisements
'A vast circle of scarlet stars came up into the greenish desert dusk.'
Neuromorphic Computing Hardare
'He had constructed an organ, a brain, of metal, entirely inorganic and lifeless...'
Vascularized Human Skin 3D Printed