AI music: the Ballad of Mr Shadow
At SONY CSL Research Laboratory, we music is composed by AI. How is it possible? That’s because our Flow Machines software learns music styles from a huge database of songs. Then, exploiting unique combinations of style transfer, optimization and interaction techniques, it can compose in any style, all by itself.
For example, listen to “Mr Shadow”, an electro-experimental song in the style of American songwriters such as Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin and Cole Porter:
French composer Benoît Carré arranged and produced the songs, and finally wrote the lyrics.