Harmonia Making Generative Audio Tools For Everyone
Harmonai is a community-driven organization releasing open-source generative audio tools to make music production more accessible and fun for everyone!
Fans of William Gibson recall the "mighty dub" played by the AI Wintermute:
"We monitor many frequencies. We listen always. Came a voice, out of the babel of tongues, speaking to us. It played us a mighty dub."
"Call 'em Winter Mute," said the other, making it two words.
As far as I know, the earliest use of the phrase "robot music" occurs in The Robot God, a 1941 story by Ray Cummings.
There was a great clanking upright engine of treadles, winches and a swaying crane. Eccentric cams clattered on another giant metal contrivance, powered by the engine with an intricate system of gears and belts between them. Monstrous fly heels whirled. Pulleys and chains hoisted and dropped huge weights with rhythmic banging thuds.
A cacophony of stentorious metal sounds. Raucous shrieks of electronic sirens reverberated out into the rocky darkness. A pandemonium clangor, clanking, jangling — robot music, all in full blast now for this festival of the machines.