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Re: [AUDITORY] CfP - Inaugural Issue of the Journal of Creative Music Systems

This small debate has really sparked my imagination and I would be greatly interested in a lengthier conversation on this topic. There are many questions that pop-up in my mind right now. Is music only music to a human's ears? Doesn't music primarily originate from sociological and cultural characteristics of human beings? Can this origin ever be mixed with algorithmic reproduction of sounds? Can you even call these sounds "music"? etc.

Are there any publications on these topics already? If not, maybe this upcoming journal should feature a couple of articles.


On Tue, Jan 12, 2016 at 10:27 PM, Kent Walker <kent.walker@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I don't believe autonomous composition or algorithmic composition itself to be propaganda. Propaganda is the notion, rather, that the computers are doing the composing, that the computers themselves are creative, that we have realized artificial intelligence. In fact, there is not a clear agreement on what intelligence is. That is –as far as I know- the scientific description of reality.  

The reality is that composers are human, that music is a social practice. Composers eat, speak, make love, have being. Computers are not [yet?] capable of this.