AI makes folk music

A researcher is proposing a way to involve computers in the creative process.


  • AI created more than 100,000 pieces of music after analyzing Irish and English folk tunes
    24 Sep 2018

    At turns lively and yearning, the traditional folk musics of Ireland and Britain have made their mark around the world. Now this perennially popular music is helping computers learn to become a new kind of partner in music creation.

  • Imogen Heap charms at opening of Music Tech Fest
    5 Sep 2018

    At the opening of Music Tech Fest this week, recording artist and producer Imogen Heap presented her ambitions for using blockchain technology to manage music rights; and the natural reverb of the underground R1 Reactor Hall invited her at points to break out in song. Exciting things happen when art and technology cross-fertilize.

  • Dosed with crystal meth, brain-on-a-chip reveals brain's neurovascular interactions
    29 Aug 2018

    Demonstrating the effects of the street drug, crystal meth, was the first test for a powerful new platform for studying the complex interactions of the brain’s blood vessels and nerve cells. Unveiled last week in an international study involving KTH researchers, the brain-on-a-chip model integrates living cells on microfluidic chips, enabling researchers to take a first-ever look at how disease and drugs affect the brain.

  • KTH hosts international Music Tech Fest in September
    22 Aug 2018

    The international festival of music ideas and innovation, Music Tech Fest (MTF Stockholm), is coming to KTH in September. During the week Sept. 3-9, a global array of artists, researchers, creators, innovators and – of course – KTH students will meet to explore and invent new ways to create and experience music. The multi-disciplinary event also puts a strong emphasis on gender equality.

  • KTH subjects among top 50 in ShanghaiRanking
    21 Aug 2018

    Eight subjects at KTH have been ranked in the top 50 in the ShanghaiRanking Academic Ranking of World Universities, which were announced recently.

  • Mapping of cells and proteins improved with help of gamers and AI
    20 Aug 2018

    Building on a map that shows hundreds of thousands of microscopic images of human cells, an international research team is working with the gaming community and with artificial intelligence to gain a more granular understanding of patterns of proteins arranged within the body’s cells.

  • Singapore students at KTH create smart applications using Swedish pine
    12 Jul 2018

    A flexible solution for tight office spaces in China. Window glass made from wood fibers. Smart storage solutions for compact homes. These were some of the results when the students at the international master's programme Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management at KTH, most of them from Singapore, were commissioned to develop new applications using Swedish pine. The course was conducted in collaboration with the trade organization Svenskt Trä (Swedish Wood).

  • Possibilities of biocomposites is Iranian researcher's focus
    11 Jul 2018

    Trees mean a lot to doctoral student Hanieh Mianehrow. In her research at the Wallenberg Wood Science Center, she investigates new materials based on wood cellulose. In her free time, she practices her interest in photography on trees and other themes from nature.


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