Q&A: Musical intelligence

Q&A: Musical intelligence

Nature 474, 7349 (2011). doi:10.1038/474035a

Author: Philip Ball

Eduardo Reck Miranda is a composer and leading researcher in artificial intelligence in music, based at the University of Plymouth, UK. A revised version of his Sacra Conversazione — five movements for string orchestra, percussion and electronics — will be performed on 9 June in London. He explains what music can tell us about speech, physiology and cognition.