I’ve decided that since my acting career hasn’t taken off yet, I'm going to make music.
Or something like that. In all seriousness, I’ve decided to embark on a creative adventure with my friend and colleague, Erin Hession. We’re teaming up on our senior rock ‘n’ roll thesis project that will enable us to graduate, so there’s a lot on the line; most of it is money.
Erin and I were considering producing a full-length album when I jokingly blurted out, “artificial intelligence is the future” because as an aspiring salesman, I only speak in buzzwords. Little did I know what I had said was a stroke of genius, naturally, and we decided to run with it. We will be co-producing an EP with Google Magenta, an open-source programming framework that allows users to experiment with computer-generated music. We’ll be taking the song blueprints that the computer feeds us and attempting to turn them into commercially-sound pieces of art. Our project is an inquisitive exploration of whether or not technology has come far enough to empower everyday individuals to create marketable music. It’s truly a beautiful thing.