Musical Novelty Search

Evolutionary Algorithms + Ableton Live

Image for post
Image for post

Making Music With Computers

Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Image for post
Ableton Live Clip View: Play on Pad1 on Channel1 + Drum1 on Channel3 + Melody6 etc.

Evolution & Novelty Search

Image for post
Image for post
The basic concept of a Evolutionary Algorithm
Image for post
Image for post
Evolving Paintings by PicBreeder.org

Experiment: Novelty Search Live

Novelty Search Live — Features:

>> Get Novelty Search Live on GitHub <<

Clip combination discovered through Novelty Search Live
Synth Presets discovered through Novelty Search Live

How does it work?

Surprise, Curiosity, Motivation, Quality & Diversity

Image for post
Image for post
Surprise Search system diagram

Final Thoughts

Get in touch here: twitter.com/samim | http://samim.io

Sign up for the Newsletter for more experiments like this!

Image for post
Image for post
Map of Evolved Musical Ideas with Novelty-Search-Live

Follow up Discussion

Written by

Designer & Code Magician. Working at the intersection of HCI, Machine Learning & Creativity. Building tools for Enlightenment. Narrative Engineering.

Get the Medium app