Creative Differences with Android Lloyd Webber

January 15, 2017

Could a computer write the next West Side Story or Hamilton? That’s what composers Benjamin Till and Nathan Taylor tried to figure out—the result is a musical called “Beyond the Fence.” The goal was to create what what you could call the first computer generated musical. So they teamed up with computer scientists around the world.  Algorithms contributed melodies, lyrics, and storylines.  But the machine helpers proved to be less than cordial collaborators.