Using Keras & Theano for deep learning driven jazz generation
I built deepjazz in 36 hours at a hackathon. It uses Keras & Theano, two deep learning libraries, to generate jazz music. Specifically, it builds a two-layer LSTM, learning from the given MIDI file. It uses deep learning, the AI tech that powers Google's AlphaGo and IBM's Watson, to make music -- something that's considered as deeply human.
Check out deepjazz's music on SoundCloud!
Run on CPU with command:
python generator.py [# of epochs]
Run on GPU with command:
THEANO_FLAGS=mode=FAST_RUN,device=gpu,floatX=float32 python generator.py [# of epochs]
Note: running Keras/Theano on GPU is formally supported for only NVIDIA cards (CUDA backend).
preprocess.py must be modified to work with other MIDI files (the relevant "melody" MIDI part needs to be selected). The ability to handle this natively is a planned feature.
Princeton University, Department of Computer Science
jisungk (at) cs.princeton.edu
Code License, Media Copyright
Code is licensed under the Apache License 2.0
Images and other media are copyrighted (Ji-Sung Kim)