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Building a new AI music format, with Bronze CEO Lex Dromgoole

June 20, 2023

This interview is an excerpt from What’s Good: Creativity in the Age of Artificial Intelligence, a zine co-created with Refraction that focuses on insights, learnings, and creative applications of AI technology.

Water & Music originally conducted this interview as part of Water & Music’s Season 3 research sprint on creative AI. We included Bronze in our in-depth roundup of music AI tools.

Bronze is a new technology format that allows music creators to use AI and machine learning as creative tools for dynamic composition and arrangement.

You may recognize Bronze for their generative music experiences with artists like Jai Pau, Arca, and Richie Hawtin, as well as with films like Everything, Everywhere, All At Once. The UK-based company is currently in the process of scaling their technology into their own no-code platform, where artists can interact directly with Bronze as a tool.

At their core, Bronze’s underlying AI model moves beyond producing a static piece of music, to something more like a score — providing a set of instructions that acts as a guide from which many different possible types of performances can manifest.

Read on for an interview between Water & Music founder Cherie Hu and Bronze co-founder/CEO Lex Dromgoole, where they dive into the underlying technology

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