The O'Carolan Canons - Multi-part canons generated by software
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The O'Carolan Canons
Most traditional Irish music is descended from the Bards, a caste of itinerant musicians who played a wire-stringed harp known as the "clarseach", which has a chiming, resonant tone. The blind harper, Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), was the most famous of the latter-day bards.
This collection is made up of 7 multi-part canons generated by specialty software using melodies from O'Carolan pieces.
This MP3 collection is part of the Amaranth Publishing experiments with music/sound composed and generated by software and artificial intelligence. You can explore the collections and listen to MP3 samples online at http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/sound.html.
The music collections on this page were produced using a variety of specialty music composition and sound generating software programs. The music is composed by such software and the fed directly into a variety of specialized synthesizer instruments.
There is often a spontaneous factor progammed with this kind of music/sound production that can create surprising results.
We have been experimenting with music/sound generating software as far back as the early "DOS" operating system computers... up to current custom modern artificial intelligence (AI) software developed and/or adapted here at Amaranth Publishing.