College of Charleston will present a program concerning artificial intelligence and music as part of the Conrad D. Festa Community in Sciences and Mathematics Lecture Series on February 28, 2011.

David Cope, Professor Emeritus of Music at UC-Santa Cruz, will explain his computer program Experiments in Musical Intelligence. Cope writes programs and algorithms that can analyze existing music and create new compositions in the style of the original input music. With this program he has created over 6000 music compositions. The presentation will include a composed-on-the-spot computer composition in the style of Bach.

Cope’s lecture will begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Simons Center of the Arts Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public.