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AIVA (Artificial Intelligence Virtual Artist) is an electronic composer recognized by the SACEM.


Created in February 2016, AIVA specializes in Classical and Symphonic music composition.[1][2] It became the world’s first virtual composer to be recognized by a music society (SACEM).[3][4] By reading a large collection of existing works of classical music (written by human composers such as Bach, Beethoven, Mozart) AIVA is capable of detecting regularities in music and on this base composing on its own.[5][6] The algorithm AIVA is based on deep learning and reinforcement learning architectures.[7] Since January 2019, the company offers a commercial product, Music Engine, capable of generating short (up to 3 minutes) compositions in various styles (rock, pop, jazz, fantasy, shanty, tango, 20th century cinematic, modern cinematic, and Chinese).

AIVA was presented at TED[8] by Pierre Barreau.


AIVA is a published composer;[9] its first studio album "Genesis" was released in November 2016.[10][11] Second album "Among the Stars" in 2018.

AIVA album "Genesis"
  • 2016 CD album « Genesis » Hv-Com – LEPM 048427. Track listing "Genesis":

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  • 2018 CD album « Among the Stars » Hv-Com – LEPM 048708

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Avignon Symphonic Orchestra [ORAP] also performed Aiva's compositions [2] in April 2017.[12][13]

Example of scores composed by AIVA

This is the preview of the score Op. n°3 for piano solo "A little chamber music", composed by AIVA.

This is the score for AIVA's Opus 3 for Piano Solo, composed by the Artificial Intelligence

See also


  1. "AIVA the Artificial Intelligence composing Classical Music". Retrieved 2016-10-21. 
  2. "AIVA : l’IA qui compose de la musique classique". Retrieved 2016-11-29. 
  3. "AIVA composer of Classical Music". 
  4. "TF1 News, subject "A.I. between fascination and apprehension" 25th June, 2017". 
  5. "AIVA - Radio Luxembourg". 
  6. "France 2, Stupéfiant ! Les robots vont-ils remplacer les Artistes, 16th May, 2017". 
  7. "La musique Classique recomposée". Retrieved 2016-10-11. 
  8. [1] Pierre Barreau: How AI could compose a personalized soundtrack to your life, TED 2018: the Age of Amazement
  9. SACEM Database,
  10. CD Aiva album "Genesis" released November 2016.
  11. "Composing the music of the future". Retrieved 2016-09-24. 
  12. "Europe 1 France, chronicle by Thierry Geffrotin, April 16th, 2017". 
  13. "Le Dauphiné Libéré / Vaucluse Matin, April 17th, 2017, "De la musique née d'un cerveau artificiel"".