Machine Learning Clustering in ‚residual – i‘ for Prepared Piano

In this text I present ‚residual – i‘, a three-minute solo piece for prepared piano commissioned as a companion work to John Cage’s Sonatas and Interludes. In analyzing Cage’s work and subsequently composing a companion to it, I employed a self-designed texture synthesis tool driven by machine learning clustering. This blog will briefly explain how that tool (and generally, music informatics) was applied in composing this short piano piece. 

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