The NYT has an article entitled ‘Play It Again, Vladimir (via Computer)’ that discusses efforts to transform old recordings into new, computer played performances, by determining how the previous performer made the sounds and redoing it. Further efforts attempt to distill the ‘style’ of a performer and play other scores with the same style. As can be expected, musicologists argue over whether or not the new musical artifact is really ‘a performance’.
Next up, using the genes of dead artists to make current performers, like NSYNC and all those American Idol persons better.
Resurrecting Performers Via Computer Performance (58.7 KiB, 92 hits)
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