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WolframTones: Wolfram does music, mathematically


With all the buzz about the new Wolfram Alpha search engine, it's easy to forget that Wolfram works on other projects, too. The developers who brought you Mathematica also put their algorithmic muscle to work to create WolframTones, a music composition engine. It turns programs from within Wolfram's "computational universe" into midi musical compositions of all different styles and pitches.

There are several variations for each musical style, ranging from hip-hop to classical. User-configurable options include picking the scale the composition will use, setting the midi instrument for each part, and adjusting the tempo. When you find a composition you like, you can download it as a midi, or have it delivered to your phone as a ringtone. I suspect Brian Eno would approve.

Tags: composition, midi, music, wolfram, wolframtones

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