“To gain mastery over reality is to create a mythology worth living for. Your head is the space from which all meaning derives. It is the shaman’s – and writer’s/artist’s/musician’s [my addition] – role to shine light on that meaning in order, like a wind-up doll, to make you go.” – Thomas T. Hills
Yes, we can!
They have a link to a film of the Orestes papyrus music being performed, on reconstructed ancient Greek instruments, with a 15-member choir singing in Ancient Greek:
Listen to the sound of weather data:
10 or 15 years ago, I had a copy of a DOS program (poem.exe) that generated short poems. Some were good, most boring, some meaningless rubbish. (I think the @poem.exe Twitter account is using dear old poem.exe with a human deciding what to tweet.)
So as someone who’s better at writing lyrics for an existing melody than writing a melody for existing lyrics … interesting tool.
But I always remember that what sells the music industry giant’s idea of music isn’t the music. It’s sex. So when they feed specialist-AI-generated lyrics into specialist-AI-generated melody into specialist-AI-generated avatars – will the domination of musical sex machines like Beyoncé finally be broken?
Only when the avatar looks and acts like her.
A nice story about the power and origin of music:
We forget its power – like we forget the power of sugar – because now we are so massively overexposed to it.