Google Arts and Culture created a machine learning experiment with David Li called Blob Opera that explores the voice as a means of making music. The experiment invites people to create their own opera-inspired song and the best part is that it requires no musical skill of any kind. Blob Opera introduces four musical blobs (a bass, tenor, mezzo-soprano and soprano) with opera voices that can be controlled in real-time.
The machine learning experiment lets users make various adjustments to the pitch, vowel sounds and more by dragging the individual blobs in different directions. The playful experiment makes it possible to record songs, mute certain blobs and even add festive holiday hats to the singers.
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