The Ai Music Generation Challenge 2020: Double Jigs in the Style of O'Neill's ``1001''

Abstract

This article describes and analyses the Ai Music Generation Challenge 2020, where seven participants competed to build artificial systems that generate the most plausible double jigs, as judged against the 365 published in The Dance Music of Ireland: O'Neill's 1001 (1907). The outcomes of this challenge demonstrate how music generation systems can be meaningfully evaluated, and furthermore that the generation of plausible double jigs has yet to be "solved". The article ends by reflecting on the challenge and considers the coming 2021 challenge, focused on a form of Swedish traditional dance music.

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artificial intelligence, machine learning, evaluation, folk music

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Sturm, B. & Maruri-Aguilar, H. (2021) “The Ai Music Generation Challenge 2020: Double Jigs in the Style of O'Neill's ``1001''”, Journal of Creative Music Systems. 5(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.5920/jcms.950

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Bob Sturm (KTH Royal Institute of Technology)
Hugo Maruri-Aguilar (Queen Mary University of London)

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