Ricercar is an interactive AI-based music composition system. The word Ricercar refers to a musical form of the Baroque and Renaissance and means “to search out” in its Italian origin. Composers used this term for pieces in which they experimented with a theme or musical idea and discovered its qualities such as permutation and variation possibilities as well as its harmonic potential.
Ricercar: An AI-based Musical Companion follows a similar idea. It aims to create an intuitive interface between human artists and an AI-based composition system, where human users and the AI system can discover the potential of a musical idea (given to the system by the users or initialized by the system itself) in a collaborative way. The interaction takes advantage of the benefits of artificial creativity, together with the ability to control and personalize the output of the system by human users.