On computer generated tunes
Greetings fellow trad enthusiasts,
I am a melodeon player, as well as a computer scientist at a university in London. We would to hear like your thoughts on the following.
We have extracted from the great tune collection at The Session some 23,000 tunes, trained a computer model on them using a particular machine learning method, and are now applying that model to generating an unlimited number of new tunes, many of which are in the same styles. We have synthesized about 40,000 of these, and serve them as "The Infinite Irish Trad Session": http://www.eecs.qmul.ac.uk/~sturm/research/RNNIrishTrad/index.html
Some of the tunes are quite close to being excellent, requiring only a little bit of editing:
Some of the tunes are surprisingly different from what is at The Session: https://highnoongmt.wordpress.com/2015/08/12/deep-learning-for-assisting-the-process-of-music-composition-part-2/
Please have a listen, and if you like, tell us what you think about the idea, quality, etc.
Also, perhaps some locals would like to help us put together a session of such computer generated tunes?