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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.