Nov 02

NATS Song Cycle Competition

I am preparing a song cycle for the NATS song cycle competition. It is based on some poems/prose written by Rabindranath Tagore. It consists of five songs and is about 15 minutes. It is strongly tonal, but has a number of contemporary elements.

I am using computer-assisted musical composition for some parts of it. I think that in some cases, the computer can do some of the grunt work. Of course, the spark of inspiration and the rule set must be provided by a creative human,

I am spending a lot of time exploring computer-assisted music composition. My study includes neural networks and Markov chains. I am also looking at the SuperCollider software.

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