Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer’s Player Piano Is His Composing Partner : NPR

I get it. On a subatomic level. I understand this. When he talks about learning to dance on a new planet.

But it needs to go further.

Apply machine learning and not only static simple algorithms?

Decrease latency between keyboard input and algorithmic output?

Apply styles? Harmonize? Randomize?’

Want one. But better.

Tepfer sees jazz as the pursuit of freedom within a framework — a premise that underlies his work with improvisational algorithms and a Yamaha Disklavier. He unpacks the project in this video.

Source: Fascinating Algorithm: Dan Tepfer’s Player Piano Is His Composing Partner : NPR

Camusflauge

In all ways that matter, we are alone.

We may walk with others

We may laugh with others

We may talk with others

We may cry with others

These externalities do not define us

They reflect us.

Who cares to know another soul

To express earnest interest in the inner workings of an( )other?

For some this is not reality

But it is mine

And for that it is all of yours.

jasonrobertbrowncom – lyrics – Someone To Fall Back On

I’ll never be
A knight in armor
With a sword in hand,
Or a kamikaze fighter;
Don’t count on me
To storm the barricades
And take a stand,
Or hold my ground;
You’ll never see
Any scars or wounds –
I don’t walk on coals,
I won’t walk on water:
I am no prince,
I am no saint,
I am not anyone’s wildest dream,
But I can stand behind
And be someone to fall back on.

via jasonrobertbrowncom – lyrics – Someone To Fall Back On.