Algorithmic Composition Helpers

This seems to be a good week for LISP-based algorithmic composition software. Slippery Chicken comes from Michael Edwards and Sean Reed of the University of Edinburgh. An open-source, specialised algorithmic composition programme written in the general programming language Common Lisp and its object-oriented extension, CLOS, “slippery chicken” has been in development since 2000. By specialised

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“It Gives Me The Feeling of Love…”

Wonderful video of a long term nursing home resident (Henry suffers from an unspecified degenerative condition) who opens up when he hears his favourite music. While some research suggests a calming effect of music to increase autobiographical recall in Alzheimer’s patients, what we see in the video is probably more closely related to the reminiscence

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