BBC News March 4
'Retired engineer Seth Goldstein has created a "kinetic sculpture" that can replicate digital music files and play them on a violin. The machine uses software to analyse the digital files and generate numbers to control the electronics and power the machine's motors - enabling the violin to produce the same notes as were originally played.'
As I noted on Facebook, I view this robotic classical music as artistically superior, to a lot of music; by this I mean a lot of the popular music that has been released in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries which lacks significant creativity, artistic merit, and to a lessor extent in importance, complexity.
To me the robot or robotic classical music still sounds genuinely classical, even as not human, and that is still more creative and artistic than much pop music...
My bias is that although I do not dislike all popular or pop music, I generally like music that is not mainstream, is more creative, more artistic and more complex.
My iTunes therefore mainly features progressive and art rock, jazz rock (fusion) and classical.
On a related note...the other week at D and A's, the Princess wanted to prove to D, that she was a classically trained singer and that D was wrong and that she could sing higher than the a-ha vocalist that was after all a male, on the highest note in the classic song 'Take On Me'.
She proved D wrong, and just about shattered the glasses in the kitchen and my eardrums...