Noise filtered through generations of listeners eventually becomes melodic, offering insights into how our tastes evolved.Composers, look to your laurels: A mere computer program can transform a racket of clangs, hums and beeps into a pleasing melody, and all humans have to do is offer feedback with the click of a mouse.
De-composer - will a music machine kill off the composer?
Professor Armand Leroi from Imperial College London explains why he thinks a Darwinian computer program that can evolve music from noise could kill off the composer.
The regional premiere of “A Little Traveling Music,” by Los Angeles musician John Steinmetz, will be the centerpiece of the bassoonist’s residency Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 15 and 16, at the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the Fine Arts Building. The residency is sponsored by the UALR Department of Music.
Amid the revelry surrounding big anniversaries of classical music luminaries in recent years, Professor of Music Steve Swayne says that two formative American composers have been overlooked: Samuel Barber and William Schuman, who were were both born in 1910.
ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Written during World War II when the composer was in his 70s and never performed in his lifetime, Richard Strauss's "Die Liebe der Danae" was long dismissed as a lame effort by an aging genius whose inspiration was running dry.
Durham University staff member Richard Rijnvos (Reader in Composition) is to receive the prestigious Matthijs Vermeulen Prize 2011 for his operatic song cycle Die Kammersängerin.
Dr. Darleen Mitchell, a University of Nebraska at Kearney composer and music professor, has been named