Artificial intelligence wrote a new Nirvana song

2 weeks ago

With the help of Google Magenta artificial intelligence and a neural network more than two dozen songs of the cult rock band Nirvana were studied and a “new” track was created.

First, the existing songs were uploaded to Magenta so that the program could learn the notes and melodies specific to Nirvana. The team had some difficulties because the AI was reproducing highly distorted sounds. There were many attempts, but in the end the creative team still managed to choose the best passages to record.

Most of the instruments are MIDI tracks with various effects over them. Everything in this song was created by the artificial intelligence except the voice. Nirvana tribute band vocalist Eric Hogan sings on the recording.

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