Questions and Code

January 14, 2009 General News 2 Comments

Began thinking of some questions to bounce off experts. I'm going to try to talk to Mr. Taranto or Mr. Hubbard, or maybe both. Here's what I've come up with so far:

Do you think computers could be used to create full original compositions?
Do you think that there's an objective way to judge, at least to some degree, the quality of a song?
Would such a computer program have widespread applicability? Is there a market or at least an audience for it?
Is music rule-based enough for algorithms to recreate the creative process of humans? Or is there too much 'soul' involved?

I also worked some on the program.