Player Piano

The ability to generate and to comprehend an emotional quality of sound is something that makes the human brain an amazing product of nature.
What happens when a machine generates music?  A machine where there is a certain amount of luck and variation to its contact with strings?

“The appreciation we have for music is intimately related to our ability to learn the underlying structure of the music we like the equivalent to grammar in spoken or signed languages and to be able to make predictions about what will come next.  Composers imbue music with emotion by knowing what our expectations are and then very deliberately controlling when those expectations will be met, and when they won’t.  The thrills, chills and tears we experience from music are the result of having our expectations artfully manipulated by a skilled composer and the musicians who interpret that music.” This is Your Brain on Music by Daniel J. Levitin

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