Composing Bach Chorales Using Deep Learning

  • Great talk, although I didn’t really understand all the details of how RNNs work, exactly!
  • The fact that the team made discoveries at the end drives home just how empirical, opaque, and 🤞 the whole ML/DL process really is at the moment. This is largely the reason I’m not really very interested in ML at the moment.
  • Holding the soprano line and having the RNN generate the other voices is a really neat trick.
  • This definitely makes me want to work through some “here’s how to build a classifier/generator/etc.” tutorials to see what this is like in practice.