A computer developed to compose classical music
A group of Spanish researchers have developed a computer that composes classical music, according to the British daily The Guardian.
The computer program, called “Iamus,” was developed by a research team in Malaga University, Spain, to transform basic forms of melodies to compose music on its own.
Like a “genome” which refers to a genetic structure of organisms, each musical work of Iamus has its own musical core to develop itself into a more intricate formation.
The British newspaper also reported that the program does not impose certain aesthetics on its works and, though it focuses on modern classical music, it can also produce music from various genres which can be played with a variety of musical instruments.
Before the first album is released in September, part of compositions created by Iamus will be played in Malaga, Spain, on July 2. The event is to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned British mathematician Alan Turing and the live coverage will also be aired on television.