[ExI] RES: guitar playing robot

crw crw at crw.io
Wed Mar 12 05:20:15 UTC 2014

Everything old is new again:


On 3/10/2014 8:05 AM, spike wrote:
>> ... On Behalf Of spike
> Subject: Re: [ExI] RES: guitar playing robot
>> ... On Behalf Of Henrique Moraes Machado
> ...
>>>> ...http://singularityhub.com/2014/03/01/squarepusher-explores-emotiona
>>> l-machine-music-with-78-fingered-robot-guitarist/
>>> ...Cool concept. Good execution. Atrocious music that goes nowhere. But
>> I don't like fusion jazz. It sounds to me more like instrumental
> masturbation than music.  Henrique
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>> ...COOL you can do that with musical instruments?  So many years, all I did
> with them is make music.  Tragic waste.  spike
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> Oh wait, better idea: piano, extended jazz improv of some sort, have an
> assistant pump the pedal while an accomplished musician works the keys.
> Record the results.  Can the listener tell when the player (the one on the
> keyboard) is having the...um... maximum musical experience?  Can he (or
> possibly even she) maintain the tempo?  Does the key signature change?  What
> key is best for that?  What tempo?  What rhythm?
> Now that I think about it, the idea is so obvious it must have been done
> before, a long time ago.  Perhaps that is how we got jazz to start with:
> someone was playing Bach or Beethoven and had an idea.
> spike
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