How to find totally, utterly random musical selections
January 19, 2014 11:43 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for a method, or algorithm, to identify completely random musical selections, across all genres (from Norwegian black metal to Renaissance madrigals to Pygmy chants). How can I do it, given that there is no single catalog that lists all music?
posted by alex1965 to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
My question is inspired by this dude's awesome way
of ordering random things from Amazon. He has a program that randomly selects items and orders them for him (within some limitations, like cost). It's a cool idea.
I'm interested in doing something similar with music, though I don't want to actually buy the songs (not directly, anyway). I just need a reference to a musical selection, and then I'll find it myself on YouTube, or iTunes, or at the library or whatever.