SCIENCE: Darwinism applied to music production, proves bleeps are beautiful

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  • 19 Jun 12

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Science! The last time we checked up on it, it was balls deep in creating the ugliest piece of music humanly possible, whilst offering eager title writers the world over a chance to make HILARIOUS (and they were hilarious) jokes. What a difference 7 months, an entirely different country and unconnected scientists makes, though, as science has turned its undoubtedly singular gaze towards the challenge of pairing Darwin’s theory of evolution (side note: this is apparently a real place) with the production of music. So how does this whole DarwinTunes thing work? Why, it was a simple matter of having humans rate loops and tones randomly produced by a computer. From there, the higher grade afforded the loop would indicate a higher chance of reproduction with other highly rated loops, theoretically producing music of the utmost aural loveliness. You can hear a better explanation and the results of the test below, where it’s all embedded because, well, I love you. I guess I don’t say that enough.

#5 is my jam.

DarwinTunes website can be found here.

Alec