Artificial intelligence in music

John Schaefer over at the Soundcheck blog takes a look at music and artificial intelligence in this interesting podcast:

Meet composer Emily Howell: she’s crafting original works of classical music that sound sharp and lively, if a little derivative. Some say her pieces sound like Bach or Liszt. The issue: Emily Howell is a computer-based algorithm, designed by composer David Cope.

He joins us to talk about Emily Howell’s latest album, From Darkness, Light.