music composition

Generative models are powerful tools for revealing structure in data. Features learned by fitting an unsupervised generative modeling objective can be transferred to other tasks. Or, as see in the source separation project above, we can directly leverage these generative models as priors. A fun aspect of these models is that you can sample from them; a generative model over musical scores can be turned into a kind of automatic music composer (see left). Musical scores are highly structured, heterogenous objects. Their two-dimensional structure is reminiscent of visual data, but their time-series structure and sparsity are reminiscent of language. In contrast to both language and visual imagery, the number of scores in a particular musical genre is limited. This makes score modeling an inherently low-resource learning problem. In work appearing in ISMIR 2019, we discuss domain-specific modeling choices that help maximize what we can learn from limited data.

Every project has a beautiful feature showcase page. It’s easy to include images in a flexible 3-column grid format. Make your photos 1/3, 2/3, or full width.

To give your project a background in the portfolio page, just add the img tag to the front matter like so:

layout: page
title: project
description: a project with a background image
img: /assets/img/12.jpg
Caption photos easily. On the left, a road goes through a tunnel. Middle, leaves artistically fall in a hipster photoshoot. Right, in another hipster photoshoot, a lumberjack grasps a handful of pine needles.
This image can also have a caption. It's like magic.

You can also put regular text between your rows of images. Say you wanted to write a little bit about your project before you posted the rest of the images. You describe how you toiled, sweated, bled for your project, and then… you reveal it’s glory in the next row of images.

You can also have artistically styled 2/3 + 1/3 images, like these.

The code is simple. Just wrap your images with <div class="col-sm"> and place them inside <div class="row"> (read more about the Bootstrap Grid system). To make images responsive, add img-fluid class to each; for rounded corners and shadows use rounded and z-depth-1 classes. Here’s the code for the last row of images above:

<div class="row justify-content-sm-center">
    <div class="col-sm-8 mt-3 mt-md-0">
        {% responsive_image path: assets/img/6.jpg title: "example image" class: "img-fluid rounded z-depth-1" %}
    <div class="col-sm-4 mt-3 mt-md-0">
        {% responsive_image path: assets/img/11.jpg title: "example image" class: "img-fluid rounded z-depth-1" %}