The Calculus Affair
The Calculus Affair is the project of Seattle musician and software engineer Paul Mariz. The Calculus Affair's music is algorithmically generated by a software application authored by Paul called AutoHarp. It is part of an ongoing project investigating the nature of creativity and artificial intelligence.
Rock,Alternative Folk,Folk-Rock,Pop,Electronic Ambient
The rock and roll of the mid-to-late '70s with the musical production values of the mid-to-late '40s. Try track 5, "The Man Who Used to Hunt Cougars for Bounty" (Question: why is my preferred track always number 5? Nobody knows).
Ten and a half songs about the plays of William Shakespeare sounding inexplicably as if they were recorded in about 1977. Try track 5, "The Archer."
Control Of Electromagnetic Radiation(2009)
Some folk guitar-based Dylan-y, Simon & Garfunkel type stuff, and some straight-up pop songs. Try track 5, "Pipe Dream," which was featured on NPR's Second Stage
The Calculus Affair(2010)
Kind of a 60's Beatles/Simon & Garfunkel/CSNY vibe, except with synths and drum machines.
The Book and Volume I(2011)
Songs with all lyrics from Shakespeare's Hamlet.
The Lossless Demos(2012)
Demos for the official soundtrack to the novel "Goodbye For Now," by Laurie Frankel.
Ten songs with music generated by "Magic Alex," an experimental software composition program.
The Opposition Party(2014)
Kind of like a folky XTC.
Generation II of Autoharp. 10 songs composed by the machine, with lyrics and additional playing by Paul Mariz
Introduction to Machine Intelligence(2016)
Electronic Algorithmic Music generated by AutoHarp.
After several years of making music with the aid of a computer program, I went ahead and made an album the old fashioned way. It's the kinda folk-rocky thing you'd have come to expect from The Calculus Affair, if in fact you had ever heard of The Calculus Affair. Which, let's face it, you haven't.