||VirtuosoTune: Hierarchical Melody Language Model
|| Artificial intelligence; Music generation; Language model; Hierarchical RNN; Folk music
||The Ai Music Generation Challenge is a competition that evaluates music generation systems. The participants submit a model capable of generating a specific genre of traditional music, which human experts then evaluate. The 2022 competition aimed to generate the most plausible reel, a type of Irish traditional dance music. This paper presents our submitted model, VirtuosoTune, which utilizes musically-structured encodings and the hierarchical structure of gated recurrent units. One of the tunes generated by the model was awarded the first prize, achieving perfect scores from all four judges.