David Cope (b. San Francisco, California, United States, May 17, 1941) is an American author, composer, scientist, and professor emeritus at the University of California, Santa Cruz. His primary area of research involves artificial intelligence and music; he writes programs and algorithms that can analyze existing music and create new compositions in the style of the original input music.
His EMI (Experiments in Musical Intelligence) software has produced works in the style of over a hundred composers – ranging from short pieces to full length operas.
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