Category: Composers (General)

Composers and Computers

‘He fiddles with the keyboard, commanding the computer to play an aria for mezzo-soprano and orchestra…In meekly peeping tones, the computer sings a sinuous, long-breathed melody, twisting and turning over lullaby chords.’ I was astonished when I first read this description of John Adams playing back part of a work in progress to Alex Ross in his The Rest is Noise.…