10 episodes

Two music know-it-alls talk about making music in a world that already has too much music in it. This ex-husband-and-wife pair spout knowledge on all things music, including computational creativity, music production, human creativity, composition, songwriting, music business, music education, music-making culture, and machine learning/AI topics.

Too Much Music Alison and Greg Wilder

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Two music know-it-alls talk about making music in a world that already has too much music in it. This ex-husband-and-wife pair spout knowledge on all things music, including computational creativity, music production, human creativity, composition, songwriting, music business, music education, music-making culture, and machine learning/AI topics.

    Who ARE these people, anyway?!

    Who ARE these people, anyway?!

     Greg and Alison are back...to talk about themselves! In this episode, they'll tell you about how they met, why they're not still married, and what things are like today. Don't worry, you'll hear plenty of music talk along the way. 
    Doctor Body is Alison & Greg's experimental electronic duo.

    PatternSonix is Alison & Greg's niche consulting firm focusing on the intersection between sound and AI.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at toomuchmusicpodcast.com

    Music, blogging, & more from your hosts: Dr. Greg Wilder | Alison Wilder

    • 43 min
    How to Define Musical Identity for Humans & AI Systems

    How to Define Musical Identity for Humans & AI Systems

     Alison & Greg talk about how we hear, understand, and define the identity of a piece of music. After a bit of a dive into the great music thinkers of the 20th and 21st century and their work on how our minds hear and process music, they jump into the specifics of what musical parameters go into identity, and how we can define and codify those parameters so that they're available to an AI system.
    Doctor Body is Alison & Greg's experimental electronic duo.

    PatternSonix is Alison & Greg's niche consulting firm focusing on the intersection between sound and AI.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at toomuchmusicpodcast.com

    Music, blogging, & more from your hosts: Dr. Greg Wilder | Alison Wilder

    • 1 hr 8 min
    How Do Computers Match Musical Sounds?

    How Do Computers Match Musical Sounds?

    Today we take a look back at the music technology underpinning a startup co-founded by our hosts in the early 2010s. With the motto "Use Music to Find Music" , Clio Music was perhaps the first commercially available search engine to speak the language of music and has been a part of TiVo since 2012. 

    Listen in as our intrepid hosts share insights from that experience as well as ways they see this technology playing an important role in the future of music AI.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at https://www.toomuchmusicpodcast.com/

    More from your lovely hosts:
    Greg: https://gregwilder.com
    Alison: https://alisonwilder.net/
    Doctor Body is Alison & Greg's experimental electronic duo.

    PatternSonix is Alison & Greg's niche consulting firm focusing on the intersection between sound and AI.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at toomuchmusicpodcast.com

    Music, blogging, & more from your hosts: Dr. Greg Wilder | Alison Wilder

    • 52 min
    Music as Information: What Gets Lost?

    Music as Information: What Gets Lost?

    Where does music live? Is it the sound in the room? Is it in your brain? Or maybe it lives on paper? In order to repeat it, we need to create systems to write it down, and ultimately represent music as information or data. But what gets lost when we do this?

    Writing music down seems straightforward enough. But as we’ll see, the process of reducing the rich experience of music to dots on paper isn’t as simple as jotting down a grocery list or even writing down your innermost thoughts about last night’s dreams.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at https://www.toomuchmusicpodcast.com/

    More from your lovely hosts:
    Greg: https://gregwilder.com
    Alison: https://alisonwilder.net/
    Doctor Body is Alison & Greg's experimental electronic duo.

    PatternSonix is Alison & Greg's niche consulting firm focusing on the intersection between sound and AI.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at toomuchmusicpodcast.com

    Music, blogging, & more from your hosts: Dr. Greg Wilder | Alison Wilder

    • 46 min
    Art vs. Pop Music Smackdown - Pt. 2

    Art vs. Pop Music Smackdown - Pt. 2

     The first sign that the Wilder marriage might be in trouble happened before the wedding: it was a knock-down, drag-out fight about whether there's a fundamental difference between music in the European art music tradition and music in the American blues tradition. (We can all agree that this is a severely nerdy topic to fight about.)

    Eventually, after years of testy conversation, Alison conceded on this one -- Greg and Alison now agree, they're different. But how?

    This two (maybe three?!)-part episode delves into the specific traits and characteristics that make art music and pop music different from each other.  Part one focused on the musical characteristics, while part two dives into culturally-driven differences.

    Greg's website: https://gregwilder.com
    Alison's website: https://alisonwilder.net
    Doctor Body is Alison & Greg's experimental electronic duo.

    PatternSonix is Alison & Greg's niche consulting firm focusing on the intersection between sound and AI.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at toomuchmusicpodcast.com

    Music, blogging, & more from your hosts: Dr. Greg Wilder | Alison Wilder

    • 54 min
    Art vs. Pop Music Smackdown - Pt. 1

    Art vs. Pop Music Smackdown - Pt. 1

    The first sign that the Wilder marriage might be in trouble happened before the wedding: it was a knock-down, drag-out fight about whether there's a fundamental difference between music in the European art music tradition and music in the American blues tradition. (We can all agree that this is a severely nerdy topic to fight about.)

    Eventually, after years of testy conversation, Alison conceded on this one -- Greg and Alison now agree, they're different. But how?

    This two (maybe three?!)-part episode delves into the specific traits and characteristics that make art music and pop music different from each other.  Part one focuses on the musical characteristics, while part two will dive into culturally-driven differences.

    Greg's website: https://gregwilder.com
    Alison's website: https://alisonwilder.net
    Doctor Body is Alison & Greg's experimental electronic duo.

    PatternSonix is Alison & Greg's niche consulting firm focusing on the intersection between sound and AI.

    Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform or check us out at toomuchmusicpodcast.com

    Music, blogging, & more from your hosts: Dr. Greg Wilder | Alison Wilder

    • 49 min

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