Music generator update, the experiment so far
22 Nov 2020
Inspired by Lil’ Louis’s New Dance Beat, the goal was to build a machine that could churn out enough music to fill 24x7 radio stream. Music that would be listenable. Airport music. Chill out music. Hardly music.
The result: A machine that can generate random noise.
I created the machine so I created the music. (Own it, don’t blame the machine).
Don’t expect miracles from randomness. Shit in. Shit out.
The possible variations of music are so vast.
Music (and art) is a form of communication.
Communicating randomness is not interesting.
Good music has a tangible component that can spark memories, interest and emotion.
To make good music is to tell a good story.
Good story telling requires context. It requires cultural and societal knowledge. A plot, a journey. It takes you somewhere. It makes you feel a certain way.
Focus on story. How does storytelling relate to music?
I will attempt to build on the ideas of journey, emotion, beginning / middle / end, twists and surprises.
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