Autonomous composition software
The software is an automatic music generator that takes any kind of track as input and spawns new compositions by means of re-combination and analysis of the input tracks. In Francisco Lopez’s words: ‘Each one of these ‘meta-composition’ tracks is a ‘performance’, concert, session or live composition (real-time recorded) carried out in an autonomous fashion by HARING (Humanless Audio Recombinator for Infinite Novelty Generation), using as recombinant elements all the individual pieces created by the participant creators/artists of this project. Each one of the performances employs, therefore, exactly the same source materials. Their different use in each performance reveals, by comparison, the structural and compositional features of this process. Along with mechanisms for fairness that guarantee the use of every single piece, as well as different degrees of permanent uncertainty and variation, HARING incorporates ‘listening’ components to select pieces (or fragments of them), process them and mix them, giving rise to a potentially endless meta-composition’
HARING is available for free download on GitHub.
Craig Dunton for Brainwashed