Pioneers of sound (left to right): George Philip Wright, Jon Eades and Siavash Mahdavi at Abbey Road Studios, London. Photograph: Sonja Horsman for the Observer
Tech firms have developed AI that can learn how to write music. So will machines soon be composing symphonies, hit singles and bespoke soundtracks?
From Elgar to Adele, and the Beatles or Pink Floyd to Kanye West, London’s Abbey Road Studios has hosted a storied list of musical stars since opening in 1931. But the man playing a melody on the piano in the complex’s Gatehouse studio when the Observer visits isn’t one of them. Full story.