foto [Jorge Dragón]

The name of Iamus, assigned to the computer that generates music in the Melomics project, is proposed by Gustavo Díaz-Jerez from two ideas:

- Iamus, the mythological character, son of Evadne and Apollo Oracle at Delphi where predicted the future through the sound of birds.

<- Iamus, as contraction of "I am us", i.e., the identification of the machine with the human being in its ability to generate music.

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"Mozart is a computer today"

"In the first news on our website, containing the article published by El País on November 3, 2011, Esa-Pekka Salonen says that  "Mozart would today use computers". Put simply Mozart is a computer today: Iamus".
Mariano Díaz, Melomics Records

"Melomics is a research project promoted by the University of Malaga, and it is partially funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness. Iamus, a computer-composer which is able to make contemporary classical music, has been developed within this project. Iamus is different from previous algorithms in that it obtains scores in standard musical notation, and because their works are comparable to human ones. In programming Iamus a biomimetic approach has been followed, where each composition develops from its genome (featuring multicellular beings), and compositions evolve towards an increasing complexity and beauty. This evo-devo approach is among the most promising methods in the field of Computational Intelligence.."
Dr. Francisco J. Vico, PI of the Melomics project (Group of Studies in Biomimetics, University of Málaga - Spain)

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