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Endless Original Music: Computer Program Creates Music Based On Emotions
Inmamusys could herald a new revolution, of sorts, in music. (Credit: Image courtesy of Plataforma SINC)
ScienceDaily (June 2, 2009) — A group of researchers from the University of Granada (UGR) has developed Inmamusys, a software program that can create music in response to emotions that arise in the listener. By using artificial intelligence (AI) techniques, the program enables original, copyright-free and emotion-inspiring music to be played continuously.
UGR researchers Miguel Delgado, Waldo Fajardo and Miguel Molina decided to design a software program that would enable a person who knew nothing about composition to create music. The system they devised, using AI, is called Inmamusys, an acronym for Intelligent Multiagent Music System, and is able to compose and play music in real time.
If successful, this prototype, which has been described recently in the journal Expert Systems with Applications, looks likely to bring about great changes in terms of the intrusive and repetitive canned music played in public places.
Miguel Molina, lead author of the study, says that while the repertoire of such canned music is very limited, the new invention can be used to create a pleasant, non-repetitive musical environment for anyone who has to be within earshot throughout the day.
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Commercial development of this prototype will not only change the way in which research is carried out into the relationship between computers and emotions, the means of interacting with music and structures by which music is composed in the future. It will also serve, say the study's authors, to reduce costs.
Plataforma SINC (2009, June 2). Endless Original Music: Computer Program Creates Music Based On Emotions. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 6, 2009, from www.sciencedaily.com... /releases/2009/06/090601085928.htm