Jack 1 is a music generative system. It is "automatic" in the sense that it generates pieces by itself without runtime interaction.
Jack 1 is an experiment in creating music by organising musical pattern, shape, and motion. Jack 1 doesn't use any templates or rules or musical data; instead it organizes and shapes randomness to create structure that can function musically. The system is explained in this paper, presented at the MUME 2013 workshop
Jack 1's music is often animated and alive, with seeming musical awareness and familiar musical effects such as themes, developments, climaxes and contrasts -- though these were not modeled explicitly. The pieces come out "unfinished," as midi scores with flat velocity. We have (automatically or semi-automatically) orchestrated a few of them to add color and dynamics.
Jack 1 orchestrated
|The Joyous Beachcomber|
These pieces are from the first generation of Jack 1 (2009), representing the moment when things began cohering formally. All of these pieces are different, though clearly work of the same imagination.
|All's Well||Swift||La Terre|
Here are a few fairly large scale-pieces generated in 2010. The experiment was to generate pieces of about 5 min. that hold together and develop, with development being nothing more than the injection of a few new patterns towards the end. The effect on the form is variable: you judge. This approach will have to be deepened for something like a transformed turnaround to happen.