This Exquisite Forestexquisiteforest.com →
This Exquisite Forest is an online collaborative art project that lets users create short animations that build off one another as they explore a specific theme. The result is a collection of branching narratives resembling trees.
A physical installation is located in the collection galleries on Level 3 at Tate Modern, and will be open for approximately 6 months beginning on July 23, 2012.
For this project we built a music engine that generates music based on very simple user input. The user describes how the music should sound based on keywords, and the music engine creates a unique music score that fits the description.
Machine created music is most often based on mathematical algorithms to generate musical output, this tends result in music that is random and impersonal. Our approach was to acutaly compose real music, split it up in it's basic building blocks, re-assemble them in new ways, manipulate the intensity and tonality and adding some musical structure. This way our music engine can create an almost infinite number of music scores that sound both organic and personal.
(THIS PROJECT WILL BE UPDATED WITH LIVE EXAMPLES AND MORE INFO SHORTLY.)
Google Creative Lab
Full credits here.