Dane Aubrun replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
"The situation is a little different here, don't you think?
Firstly, you've handed the composition over to a computer that's working to algorithms of your design. You say "Surely the point of criticism is to suggest what those changes might be,…"
Aug 10
H. S. Teoh replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
"OK, fair enough.  If what you want is a criticism of the music itself rather than the algorithm used to generate it, then here are some points (I've already mentioned a few in the original comment):
1) The opening theme is repeated throughout the…"
Aug 10
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
"Have you ever critiqued a piece of music without asking the composer the steps they went through to create it?
I suspect so. In fact I suspect it would be unusual to ask for those steps.
So I'd rather people did that."
Aug 10
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
""Without being told how the algorithm works and what it does, how would I be able to suggest any changes?"
Have you ever critiqued a piece of music without being told the steps the composer used to create it?
If so, then that's your answer."
Aug 10
H. S. Teoh replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
"Without being told how the algorithm works and what it does, how would I be able to suggest any changes? That's why my very first question was to ask what's the process the computer used to generate the music.  Without understanding this, it's…"
Aug 10
Dane Aubrun replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
"But do you take any notice? Last time you were here I suggested working more toward the counterpoint at which you were aiming in your profile. How does this latest piece fit in with that - or has that been abandoned in favour of something less…"
Aug 10
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
""the generation algorithm probably needs a lot more work before it could produce something worthwhile to listen to."
Surely the point of criticism is to suggest what those changes might be, rather than merely stating that there should be changes?"
Aug 10
H. S. Teoh replied to James Hutchings's discussion Computer-Generated Music
"What's the process by which the computer generated this music?
I listened to it, and it seems to be just the same motifs repeated over and over in various patterns. Unfortunately I did not find anything to latch on to that might help me get into the…"
Aug 9
James Hutchings posted a discussion
For feedback.Computer-Generated Music - example 2.mp3Computer-Generated Music - example 2.pdf
Aug 7
Dane Aubrun replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.

You said: “I'd be interested to know what you think, and what I could add to this structure.”
I believe I told you what I thought. If you wanted feedback on the actual music, here it comes: the thematic material, as presented seems to have very…"
Jul 25
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.
"If you posted a piece of music, asking for feedback, and the feedback was "I accept that music is your hobby, but there seems to be little point to it", would you believe that you had received useful feedback?
If you posted a piece of music, asking…"
Jul 25
Dane Aubrun replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.
"I accept the project as your hobby, unsue of what you want said. 
It seems a little premature to present it as it is and a lot of work will be needed to produce more than the simplest of runs.
Do you input any critera: how long do you want the…"
Jul 25
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.
"Sorry. Here's an mp3.
Computer-Generated Music - example 1.mp3"
Jul 24
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.
"Yes, it's intended to be entirely computer-generated."
Jul 24
Ali Riza SARAL replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.
"It seems there is little or no flexibility left to the composer.  It not only generates the notes
but also composes them...  This looks like a tool for a person who does not know
composing at all and the computer does it for him.  
 
Any comments?
 …"
Jul 24
James Hutchings replied to James Hutchings's discussion Short bit of computer-generated music.
"The program has an array giving scores for how dissonant particular intervals are.
It has two variables--the maximum dissonance that any interval can have, and the maximum average dissonance that a section can have.
It creates a bar in which the…"
Jul 24
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