Monday, April 25, 2011
You may already be familiar with Wolfram Alpha, the so-called "computational knowledge engine", which allows you to ask full questions, solve math problems, etc. Now they've released Wolfram Tones, which uses mathematical formulas and cellular automata to create entirely new pieces of music. Users have control over the style of music, instrumentation, and a handful of other parameters, then Wolfram Tones takes care of the rest. If you like the results, you can download the new composition as a ringtone. The results still sound like something generated by a computer, but it's an interesting bit of technology to be sure!