Following on yesterday's post, here's a video I found on Facebook of a Robotic Arm playing the Glass Harp against a ping pong champion.
This project features something I've thought of doing myself : record someone's voice (or even an instrument), detect the note frequencies to then write up the score of what is played. This could be great when improvising melodies.
You can help funding this project on Kickstarter
Dualo is a brand new (french) electronic instrument, which I'd love to try out, but the price is just too much fo now.
I've already talked about Animusic here, but discovered recently (thanks to my brother) this project made by Intel to bring
Pipe Dream to life.
Created by Microsoft in 2009, Songsmith is a software that lets you record your own voice, and it will create a musical accompaniment. It didn't take long before people tried applying it's genious algorithm to famous musical pieces. Here are my favorites.
David Cope is a music theory teacher at the University of California (at Santa Cruz). He created in the 1990s advanced software to help him compose music, which gave birth to Emily Howell, an artificial intelligence able to compose music on her own.