Music evolution: Is this the end of the composer?
19 June 2012 Last updated at 00:02 BST
You might think that creating the perfect piece of music - whether it's a classical great, jazz masterpiece or pop hit - is all down to the composer's talent, flair or even genius.
Not so, according to Professor Armand Leroi from Imperial College London.
Here, he explains how a Darwinian computer program that can evolve music from noise could spell the end of the composer.