Someone tipped me on to P22 text-based composition. I found it pretty fun to experiment with. I noticed the more I typed in gibberish like “adslfks” the better chance the music would sound pleasing to my ears. This is probably because the generator is designed to sound “chancy” and by typing random letters I’m performing a function of chance.
After numerous experiments I decided to punch some classic literature into the generator. I download the MIDI file and touched it up on my end. Here is the end result.
The Raven (audio link)– By Edgar Allan Poe as Realized by JC Combs and P22 TBS