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    Do you know your Bach?

    Here's a link to a BBC competition to see if you can tell the difference between real Bach, virtual Bach, and contemporary Bach:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio3/bach/robotcomposer.shtml

    Sadly, only UK people can actually enter the competition to win a prize.
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    Re: Do you know your Bach?

    Pretty cool!! My call would be--





    1) computer
    2) human
    3) Bach

    I feel pretty good about 3, 1 and 2 could go either way

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    Cool Re: Do you know your Bach?

    1) computer
    2) Bach
    3) Human

    Comment: all pieces are very generic pattern collage. Bach composed some secondary composition using only very common patterns, but I believe that the harmony of piece 2 is more stable, in the style of short Bach keyboard compositions, 3 has some colourful harmonic transitions that seems to me more contaminated by classical or at least french rococo style (and the citation of the 2 part invention in F theme in the middle cadenza is at least unusual...). But I may be wrong.
    The 1 is a very pour collage, doesn't matter if the robot, a human, or Bach composed it, then I vote for the robot of course!

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    Re: Do you know your Bach?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fabio
    1) computer
    2) Bach
    3) Human

    Comment: all pieces are very generic pattern collage. Bach composed some secondary composition using only very common patterns, but I believe that the harmony of piece 2 is more stable, in the style of short Bach keyboard compositions, 3 has some colourful harmonic transitions that seems to me more contaminated by classical or at least french rococo style. But I may be wrong. The 1 is a very pour collage, doesn't matter if the robot, a human, or Bach composed it, then I vote for the robot of course!
    I second your answer

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    Wink Re: Do you know your Bach?

    Quote Originally Posted by FredProgGH
    Pretty cool!! My call would be--

    1) computer
    2) human
    3) Bach

    I feel pretty good about 3, 1 and 2 could go either way
    The true challenge is to find the real Bach composition, I agree.

    In fact, the rest is depending from quality: a very good software (using a large library of patterns, and a style description good algorithm for harmonic sequences and pattern paste procedure, as we did in Conservatorio) may work better than a bad human composer (as we also did in Conservatorio...)...

    My vote is assuming a good composer did the job...

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    Re: Do you know your Bach?

    Well, we seem in agreement on 1 but you have shaken my faith in my choice on the other two. The monkey wrench, is, as you say, if they choose a poor human composer on purpose to throw people and that is 1 but probably not. I hope they post the answer on Monday!!

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    Re: Do you know your Bach?

    Very interesting.

    I think...

    1) Computer
    2) Bach Original
    3) Human Composition

    1) is very well written but I feel a lack of structure. If 3) is robot-made, I would admire the programmer of the software.
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    gr.... I can't listen to it.
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    Re: Do you know your Bach?

    Damn, can't listen to number 3
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    Re: Do you know your Bach?

    I could finally listen to half of 3rd piece...

    I agree:

    1 is computer
    2 is Bach
    3 is another human composer
    Sincerely,
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