|Studio album by Iamus|
|Recorded||by London Symphony Orchestra with the Melomics Ensemble|
|Genre||Contemporary Classical Music|
Iamus is the first studio album composed using Iamus, a computer cluster designed by the University of Malaga which creates contemporary classical music. The pieces are composed using melomics computational system, and are entirely computer generated, with no human input.
The compositions were composed using a genomic process which creates music and converts it to standard musical notation, to be utilized by live musicians for performance and editing.
Iamus is arguably the first complete album to be composed solely by a computer and recorded by human musicians. This has generated a controversial discussion about the nature of artistic expression not only in music, but in many performing and visual arts. Tom Service, in reference to the piece Hello World!, stated, "Iamus's Hello World... ought to pose existential questions about the integrity of musical composition, to blow holes in the fallacy that every note a human composer writes comes from a wellspring of emotion and deep thought unique to our consciousness."
- Melomics Homepage
- Melomics page at University of Malaga (Spain)
- Melomics Records Youtube Channel
- Tom Service' Review of Hello World! from The Guardian
- on YouTube
- German Public Radio coverage, with interviews.