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Clara Empricost

Clara Empricost stands for "Condition List Action Rejection Algorithm for the Evaluation of Music at Pseudo-Random Idea COnstruction STage".  It is a C++ program that is supposed to generate music.  I wrote it at school in 1996 as an experiment; it generated some interest in the now-defunct Cambridge University New Music Society toward the end of 1997 and has since been featured in a Generative Creativity course at Sussex University.
The quality of MIDI files will depend to a large extent on that of your sound card or MIDI playing equipment.

In 2023 I was invited to give a short talk on copyright of AI art at the Oxford China Forum and demonstrated this; they posted the video on the YouTube platform. The more interesting Q&A section was also recorded but I don't know where.

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