Flow Machines are cutting-edge algorithms, made to explore new ways to create.
Flow Machines collaborate with musicians to compose the future.
Flow Machines are AI music-making.


The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union's Seventy Framework Programme (EP7/2007-2013 Grant Agreement no.291156).

The research leading to these results has been conducted by Sony Computer Science Laboratories Paris (Sony CSL Paris) and Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) and coordinated by François Pachet (Sony CSL Paris - UMPC).

The goal of Flow Machines is to research and develop Artificial Intelligence systems able to generate music autonomously or in collaboration with human artists.
We do so by turning music style into a computational object. Musical style can come from individual composers, for example Bach or The Beatles, or a set of different artists, or, of course, the style of the musician who is using the system. Thanks to our research we produced the first structured AI pop song, Daddy’s Car:

And we generate automatically chorales in Bach’s style: