The Cyber-Cowell

This randomised pop song generator permutes chords I-vii° in inversions a-c. It’s exactly what Simon Cowell doesn’t want you to know: writing bad pop songs is easy. Don’t like it? Just refresh the page for a new one! The point is, you aren’t composing the music, and nor is the computer. Music is an emergent property from its underlying organisational principals. To paraphrase John Cage, “the composer’s job is to create the situation where complexity can occur”.

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