Some latest news, appearances/participation in events are here. Here and (much more) in social networks.
» 14 January 2020 - The Curfew Tower 2020
What approves team's Eternal Creative Approach deeper than just a whitepaper & meaningful working product?
Only personal, active presence of the founders themselves in the Creative Industry!
To start decade bright: our founder Gleb Divov is curating Bill Drummond’s The Curfew Tower Residency in Ireland for the whole year 2020.
» 18 December 2019 - Press
Musical Blockchain as a Culture+Tech and Social innovation mentioned in the article about the micronation Užupis in Playboy Magazine #51 Winter 2020.
Read it online [in English] » https://playboy.com/read/uzupis-utopia
Buy Winter 2020 #TheEqualityIssue @ https://playboy.com
Art-Science experiment with the PlanetSenseBox and Musical Blockchain covered in the Belarusian MASTACTVA Magazine 11/2019
Read it online [in Belarusian] » https://issuu.com/pullet/docs/2019-11__________/12
Physical copies available in stores in Belarus.
» 05 December 2019 - Autumn 2019: OverviewithHighlights
December is here & it means (lotsofcoolstuffontheway) our HUGE autumn update has arrived!
Detailed overviewithHighlights available in our social media:
» Musical Blockchain FB post
» Musical Blockchain Twi thread
» 21 November 2019 - No Music Day.
"No Music Day (November 21) is an event introduced by Bill Drummond to draw attention to the cheapening of music as an art form due to its mindless and ubiquitous use in contemporary society."
The track "No Music Day" was specially re-composed in 2019 by the grown-up engine version of the Musical Blockchain from the photo "9: IMAGINE graffiti made by Bill Drummond underneath Prince's Bridge in Salford, England - 2 October 2010. Photograph: Tracey Moberly".
"Imagine waking up tomorrow morning and all music has disappeared - just like that!".
» 16 November 2019, Republic of Užupis, LT - Musical Laboratory for Children with the Musical Blockchain
Educational workshop "Musical Laboratory for Children" by Musical Blockchain with Vivita Lithuania's Vivistop Užupis went beyond expectations & once again proved that Creative Human-Computer Interaction is the future we made today.
» Collaboration result: https://soundcloud.com/musicalblockchain/vivistop-uzupis-vivita-song
» 11 November 2019 - Best AI-Powered Music Composing Solutions Provider 2019
Musical Blockchain has been crowned "Best AI-Powered Music Composing Solutions Provider 2019" in the 2019 Artificial Intelligence Awards by Wealth & Finance International.
Mhm, so where's the crown?!
» 30 October 2019 - Baltic Startup Brand Ranking
In October 2019 Musical Blockchain was ranked #44 by the unbiased, impartial and objective (lol) jury of the Baltic Startup Brand Ranking.
So cool guys, at least we're in! ;)
» 15 October 2019, Moscow, RU - GoTech ARENA forum/NOMINATION ROSTELECOM
Sound changes the Planet Global Initiative with the CitySenseBox™/PlanetSenseBox™ IoT devices for the improved City measurements participated & was selected among 10 finalists for Russia's GoTech Innovation's "GoTech ARENA forum/NOMINATION ROSTELECOM" competition.
» 11 October 2019, Munich, DE - Creative AIxMusic meetup/Munich + Brayden Drevlow plays AI Songbook
Along with our special lecture @ Creative AI x Music meetup in Munich, DE we also had an exclusive (and again world's first!) solo-piano show "Brayden Drevlow plays AI Songbook" creatively re-worked by fantastic Brayden Drevlow with the Musical Blockchain.
» 06 October 2019, Ottobeuren, DE - AI+Human solo piano concert
For the 1st time in a history of the mankind - tracks composed by AI were re-thought and played in a solo concert by American Piano Virtuoso Brayden Drevlow along with compositions of a great masters Liszt, Gershwin and others - in Ottobeuren, DE.
» 27 September 2019, Tallinn, EE - Art fair Foto Tallinn 2019
Musical Blockchain participated in the Art fair Foto Tallinn 2019 with the IDEAL BLACK PROJECT collab installation with OKAPI Galerii.
» 26 September 2019, Vilnius, LT - Mini-grand presentation: AI Vilnius City Symphony Live
Sound changes the City/Sound changes the Planet Global Initiative's "AI Vilnius City Symphony Live" mini-grand presentation & special sound report on the state of (Smart)City of Vilnius.
Props to our partners and friends: Coffee1 & Špunka! <3
» 11-19 September 2019, Minsk, BY - Culture+Science+Tech days in Minsk
Musical Blockchain team presented a series of Culture+Science+Tech and Culture/Event-management lectures in Minsk, BY (5 lectures in 5 days!) together with the OK16 Art Center, Kombucha-Dostoyevsky Tea Fungus Grand Family and the Belarusian National Technical University.
On the 19 September 2019 Musical Blockchain team presented results of the Art-Science experiment with the PlanetSenseBox™-gathered data in a form of musical etudes - "Mushroom Etudes" at the Opening Ceremony of the Kombucha-Dostoyevsky Tea Fungus Grand Family Residency - traditionally - live with LOCAL musicians.
» 30 August 2019, Vilnius, LT - live rehearsals for Sound changes the City. Musical Blockchain live rehearsals for Sound changes the City: #Vilnius #City #Symphony Save the date: September 26, 2019 - Vilnius, LT. #soundchangesthecity #live #artificialive #show #performance #musical #blockchain #ai #creative #hci #computer #composer #lithuania #užupis #newmusicfriday #music #newmusic #friday #urban #social #musicalblockchain #artificialintelligence #ml #improvisation #artinspiration
We secretly began rehearsals for Sound changes the City's AI Vilnius City Symphony Live, composed from City-data of different districts. Every live show of every #CitySymphony obligatory involves LOCAL musicians.
That's our rule of inclusion and appreciation.
Musical Blockchain live rehearsals for Sound changes the City: #Vilnius #City #Symphony Save the date: September 26, 2019 - Vilnius, LT. #soundchangesthecity #live #artificialive #show #performance #musical #blockchain #ai #creative #hci #computer #composer #lithuania #užupis #newmusicfriday #music #newmusic #friday #urban #social #musicalblockchain #artificialintelligence #ml #improvisation #artinspiration
» 21 August 2019 - Fresh news are coming in!
First of all - we're finally announcing standalone pages for the Digital/Culture Center and CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU and Sound changes the City, City changes the Sound - Sound changes the Planet Global Initiative. Woohoo!
Like, share, follow - and like moar!
Aaaand... something unusuAIlly cool is brewing... stay tuned - for spoilers ;)
» 13 August 2019 - "Sound changes the Planet" global initiative launch announcement.
Our "Sound changes the City, City changes the Sound" series launched last year going global today - with this announcement of the "Sound changes the Planet" global initiative.
With this global initiative we're proposing Sound and its Cultural impact as a unique medium for a social and global change.
Have a business/sponsor questions? Contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org
» 03 August 2019, Republic of Užupis, LT - Užupio Vasaros Kultūros Diena.
Presented by B3 team (also announced @ national TV), Musical Blockchain in a collaboration with Paul Blaze played a special audiovisual artificialive set during Užupio Vasaros Kultūros Diena.
» 27 July 2019, Molėtų r., LT - Supynes Playground @ Supynes Festival 2019.
Musical Blockchain performed at the Supynes Playground stage during Supynes Festival with a special AI & Creativity historical overview and an artificialive performance.
» 26 July 2019, Lentvaris, LT - No Trolls Allowed Hacker Camp'19.
Musical Blockchain participated in the No Trolls Allowed Hacker Camp with a keynote presentation and an artificialive performance.
» 16 July 2019 - Officially - 1 year!!
Our first Birthday Party went with the FAYR Ecosystem Overview presentations, Digital/Culture-related discussion and Musical Blockchain artificialive performance.
» 13 July 2019, Vilnius, LT - Lokacija festival @ Town Hall Square Vilnius.
Musical Blockchain, Digital/Culture Center and CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU participated in the Lokacija 2019 Festival in the heart of the Vilnius at the Town Hall Square with a Gallery Cube with GalleryBox mobile digital art gallery space and a special performance.
» 06 July 2019, Vilnius, LT - EMEM festival @ Traku Voke manor.
Musical Blockchain participated in the "Elevated memory Elevated manor" festival in a historical XIX century Traku Voke manor in Lithuania with the special mixed-media/digital installation and a showcase performance.
» 26-27 June 2019, Manchester, UK - iDAF 2019.
Musical Blockchain participated with the showcase album at the International Digital Art Festival iDAF 2019 in Manchester, England.
» 15 June 2019, Vilnius, LT - Digital/Culture Center and CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU launch party.
During "Kulturos Nakties" we announced the launch of the Digital/Culture Center and CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU in Vilnius.
Digital/Culture Center and CryptoArt Hub Baltics/EU are promoting Vilnius as a global Crypto/Digital Art Hub of the Baltics and a center for the innovations and education in the Art/Culture/Creative Industries.
Interested to become a sponsor/investor? Contact our team at email@example.com
» 05 june 2019 - LOGIN 2019
One of the Opening keynotes for tomorrow's LOGIN 2019 - with Musical Blockchain!
More info and tickets » login.lt
» 03 june 2019 - iDAF 2019
Great news everyone!
Musical Blockchain has been selected for the showcase at the International Digital Art Festival iDAF 2019 in Manchester, England on 26-27 June 2019.
Info, tickets and more » idafestival.com / @IdafMcr
» 01 june 2019, Vilnius, LT - ArtVilnius Art Fair 2019
Musical Blockchain successfully debuted at the ArtVilnius Art Fair 2019 as an unique innovation in Art+Music+Tech with a detailed presentation and a demo exposition/stand.
You can look and listen to the "True Chill Area" collaboration result, presented during ArtVilnius Art Fair 2019 at the musicalblockchain.com/m/true-chill-area/
» 30 may 2019, Vilnius, LT - ArtVilnius Art Fair 2019
Almost ready to amaze.
Come to experience it all by yourself - May 30-Jun 02 / 2019
Art Fair ArtVilnius, LITEXPO (Vilnius, Lithuania)
» 24 may 2019, Vilnius, LT - LOGIN 2019 Interneto apdovanojimai
Musical Blockchain is participating as a nominee for the Innovation of the Year and Startup of the Year categories in the LOGIN Internet Award.
More exciting innovation examples: https://login.lt/internet-awards/
» 23 may 2019, Vilnius, LT - ArtVilnius announcement.
Exclusive Art+Sound Installation will be presented during ArtVilnius Art Fair 2019.
More info about the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/837722569940393/
» 03 may 2019, Vilnius, LT - More shows!
- 05 May 2019, Paviljonas, Vilnius, LT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1539632949502583/
- 18 May 2019, GMD, Vilnius, LT: successfully completed.
- 16 June 2019, Kultūros naktis / Culture night Vilnius, Vilnius, LT
» 01 may 2019, Vilnius, LT -
On this beautiful day we're happy to announce our educational partnership with a LMTA Muzikos inovacijų studijų centras - Music Innovation Studies Centre — developing ideas for the future of musical education with such a bold partner — truly a pleasure and proof of recognition of our educational initiatives.
We are sure that these talks and experimentation will develop into fruitful interdisciplinary projects and showcases!
» 24 february 2019, Vilnius, LT - 8 Movements Symphony by Musical Blockchain, synchronized with dynamic lighting was presented during the opening of "Madonna" spiritual installation in Švč. Mergelės Marijos Ramintojos church.
Listen to 8 Movements Symphony, generated from "Madonna" installation and learn story details:
Also, first-ever public rendition of Musical Blockchain-composed tracks happened during the opening.
Compositions from 8 Movements Symphony was exclusively played LIVE by musicians from Lithuanian National Philharmony and other internationally-known professionals.
Symphony's new angles and meanings opened with a touch of their talent and improvisation, showcasing the next level of a computer-human Creative Collaboration.
Live video samples of an opening performance:
» 16 february 2019 - Today marks first full half year of Musical Blockchain! We shared some crucial highlights from our first 6 full months:
» 15 february 2019 -
Musical Blockchain included in a recent report by Deep Knowledge Analytics.
Report outlines the history, present state and future of AI Industry in 11 Eastern EU countries, profiling 500 companies, 230 investors, 30 AI Tech Hubs, 60 influencers and 15 conferences:
Musical Blockchain recently listed in a "Blockchain For The Music Industry: 9 Startups To Watch In 2019" list by Disruptor Daily:
» 09 february 2019, Vilnius, LT - Music, composed by Musical Blockchain was played live on a private presentation event by a string quartet and guitar on 09 Feb 2019.
It's a world's first rendition by a real musicians of a tracks, composed by computer, inspired by real Art piece (and not a randomly generated calculation).
Preview clip: https://www.facebook.com/musicalblockchain/videos/2021209637926630/
» 02 november 2018, Vilnius, LT - Due to high demand, TWO additional live performances with a "Vilnius: the Other Side" exhibition soundtrack happened during Max Frei's "Night Vernissage" special event.
» 21 october 2018, Vilnius, LT - "Vilnius: the Other Side" exhibition soundtrack was presented live during the opening of Max Frei's exhibition of the same name.
Soundtrack album is scheduled for release in March 2019 on Spotify and other streaming services.
» 17 october 2018 - New album "Portals and their Inhabitants" is OUT NOW.
An album, created/generated by Musical Blockchain software solution, using images as an inspiration for Decentralized Improvisation™.
Listen on our soundcloud: soundcloud.com/musicalblockchain/sets/portals-and-their-inhabitants
Or listen here:
Provide hardworking team with coffee at Musical Blockchain / Ko-fi Page and support Musical Blockchain any prefferable way - and check back soon for more exciting news and performance announcements - there are lots of great things to come! :)
» 26 july 2018 - To show the love and respect for our favorite artists/bands, every thursday we'll generate a track and share it with a small story+details and call it #ArtistRespectThursday (and yes, it's #art short).
Moreover, we encourage everyone to show the love and respect for their favorite artists with a piece of own art and post it every thursday with #ArtistRespectThursday tag.
» 22 july 2018 - Be sure to follow our instagram to feed your curiosity with the new teasers and get some hints on what's happening in our blockchain sonic labs: instagram.com/musicalblockchain
» 20 july 2018, Vilnius, LT - We are thrilled to announce our long-term cooperation and partnership with a fantastic bestselling author Max Frei!
» 19 july 2018, Vilnius, LT - announcing launch of "Sound changes the City, City changes the Sound" series
» 17 july 2018, Vilnius, LT - presentation @ "Mikro music conference 3 - Tech special" event
» 16 july 2018 - Musical Blockchain went public
Hello and welcome to Musical Blockchain's official page. Here you will find info about Musical Blockchain, what it’s all about, demonstrations and a lot more.
So, here's a Musical Blockchain.
Where's the revolution?
Long story short: we created a solution which takes your data and converts it into musical composition, building it tone-by-tone using the AI+blockchain concept.
Short story a bit longer: we invented a way to process user-submitted data and use the results of data analysis as a natural inspiration for melodic sequence composition, using the AI+blockchain concept; we are proposing new fundamentals for machine improvisation to be used in the composition process.
This unique AI composer have no analogues in the world yet.
We define musical composition as a chain of linked blocks.
For technical insights on the process - download the actual whitepaper.
As it happens in real life, the creation process usually starts with natural inspiration.
We use analysis results of user-provided data to create a basic inspirational set for nodes.
Then, the network of nodes start a tone-by-tone melody building process, secured by harmony.
The resulting blockchain contains multitrack composition, that can be exported in a human-audible format.
Pretty simple and clear - like a band in studio.
Now that we quickly passed a boring part, let's dive into some examples.
We really don’t want to be boring here so we took some real life samples and worked our magic on them.
The sounds were rendered from generated MIDI files with standard MIDI soundbanks.
All rights to pictures and texts belong to their authors or legal owners.
All rights to melodical compositions belong to the Musical Blockchain team.
This is a base melody technical demo tracks.
More examples coming soon. Follow our social medias to get latest news.
A picture. "Cat" by Louis Wain.
A text. "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll.
A painting. "Scream" by Edvard Munch.
A photo. "Filosofija 1:00am" by Musical Blockchain team.
Sounds like a melody, doesn’t it?
...but don't be fooled by the apparent simplicity of Base Melody Techdemo tracks. Just imagine - what could be done, if the same unchanged source with basic midi instruments replaced by simple synths - sounds like this:
Same photo. "Filosofija 1:00am" by Musical Blockchain team.
More examples, albums and collaborations already available on our Soundcloud.
Q: Wtf are you doing?
A: Hey, thanks for asking! We’re doing a Musical Blockchain thing; a software solution that will take your data and convert it into melody. Sounds thrilling? See some examples.
Q: What this product is all about?
A: First of all, let's not call this a product. It's a software solution that have appliances in music, city development, art, education, medicine and other areas (refer to first half-year overview for a list of launched projects/initiatives). It works with data and generates melodic sequences building it tone-by-tone using blockchain+AI and other unique in-house developed methodologies.
Q: Why use blockchain?
A: Because we see that blockchain and music are the same concept. We define musical composition as a chain of linked blocks.
You can find more details about our vision in the whitepaper.
Q: Are you mining music?
A: No. We took the original blockchain concept, stripped out the mining part, made our changes and invented our own methods for data analysis, plus new fundamentals for computer improvisation.
If the Musical Blockchain term doesn't fit your needs and you need another additional fancy label instead - you can use Decentralized Improvisation™ while describing composing process.
Q: How is this better from using a central server? Why is it necessary, other than computing all as a network?
A: Nice question! This is kind of like, "Is it better to compose alone, or with a band in a studio?".
There may or may not be tons of pros and cons. But that's our way and our innovation, we see it like this and we think that it's more efficient.
And yes, personally, we prefer to create altogether in studio.
Q: So, you are using AI for it?
A: Machine-learning models, pre-trained on existing tracks are NOT USED for any sequence generation.
We utilise machine learning algorithms for the data analysis and deep learning.
Q: Why do you think it will be successful?
A: It depends on what you call "successful". We already have requests for partnerships and collaborations from interested parties worldwide and soon we'll be ready to reveal some details. Does that count?
Btw! Take a look at our half year highlights overview, to be more on a subject, while judging.
Q: Are you doing an ICO?
Q: This is all so crazy and exciting! Love it! How can I support you?
Q: What are the top 10 favorite music artists/bands influenced you the most?
A: The list is much longer than just ten names; it's even too long to post.
Let's set it like this: every time you'll visit this FAQ - you'll get random 10 artists + 10 bands out of our global list.
Artists: John Lydon, Iiro Rantala, Johnny Watson, Thelonious Monk, Jimmy Cauty, Bill Drummond, Esbjorn Svensson, Imogen Heap, Goldie, Michael Jackson
Bands: Nine Inch Nails, Beatles, Ozzy Osbourne, Faith No More, Everlast, Animals As Leaders, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Orbital, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry
You want to support us - fantastic! There are definitely, a lot of ways you can do that:
» Tell a story about us - we would LOVE you to tell the world about our really CREATIVE use of the blockchain+AI (and other technologies);
» Like, share, tweet and be active about us in all your social media channels;
» Come to our events, ask questions, discuss and experiment with generated music (more info soon!);
» Provide hardworking team with coffee at Musical Blockchain / Ko-fi Page;
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Have different ideas/offers? Want to talk business? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We believe that the tools for inspiration and boosting creativity will be your next best friend in the studio, on-stage, and at home.
We believe that man-machine collaborations, and unique data-driven soundscapes will create a beautiful sonic experience.
We believe that new technologies will change the concept of art, as photography changed it almost 180 years ago.
We believe that technology can spawn a new generation of young musicians, utilising tools as tools, and not as a replacement for talent.
We believe that making solutions for a real world is the only way forward.