Guardian Unlimited Arts | Arts news | Virtual virtuoso takes a bow
A program developed in Vienna mimics human musicians in the performance of greats such as Bach, Beethoven and Mozart so convincingly that a casual listener to Classic FM would be unable to tell the difference. Perhaps more importantly, it allows notes – 1.5 million different sounds, to be precise – to be combined in new ways, so that composers can make new music on their laptop without needing to hire an orchestra.
Oh please, there is NOTHING like hearing 90 people in a classical orchestra making music together. It is more than the sum of its parts. It is glorious and a celebration of the human existance.