Do we really need composers to make music? DarwinTunes is an experiment to find out if music can evolve by natural selection, and if so, what kind of music evolves?
Life as we know it has evolved through the effects of reproduction with the imperfect copying of genetic material (DNA/the blueprints of life) and selection (survival of the fittest).
Yet in the realm of music, it is generally agreed that the composer is king.
Now the new-found ability of consumers to download, manipulate and distribute music on the internet could change the balance of power in future.