An experimental album of Irish traditional music and computer-generated tunes
For the past 6 months, the music album “Let’s Have Another Gan Ainm” (https://soundcloud.com/oconaillfamilyandfriends) has been distributed to reviewers and listeners in Europe and the USA as a new release of Irish traditional music. We have now publicly revealed that each track on the album includes computer-generated material, specifically material generated by our deep neural network folk-rnn (https://folkrnn.org).
Reviews of the album, both published and private, have been very positive. More information about our experiment and the music on the album can be found in our technical report here: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn%3Anbn%3Ase%3Akth%3Adiva-235167. We show in that report exactly what folk-rnn generated and the changes that were made. More details about the reception of the album will be provided at a later time.
Read more about the research in general here: https://www.kth.se/en/aktuellt/nyheter/ai-created-more-than-100-000-pieces-of-music-after-analyzing-irish-and-english-folk-tunes-1.845897
Also, if you are in London in early October, check out this concert at the O’Reilly AI conference: https://conferences.oreilly.com/artificial-intelligence/ai-eu/public/schedule/detail/72410
The winning piece of the folk-rnn competition will be premiered: https://folkrnn.org/competition.