Melomics started as a research project, partially funded by the Spanish Research Programme, and developed at the University of Malaga.
Melomics applies non-conventional evolutionary algorithms to creating original music without human intervention. Progress in this research has marked three milestones:
- publication of the repository (December 2013)
- first album of contemporary music (July 2012)
The algorithm operates on data structures (functioning as genomes) which indirectly encode the melodies: each genome undergoes an artificial developmental process to generate the corresponding song. As songs evolve, they are rendered in several formats: playable (MP3), editable (MIDI and MusicXML) and readable (score in PDF).
All this music is made available in a huge repository, under CC0 license (public domain, meaning FREE and no restrictions).