American Folk Songs

2019 (DO / Idol)

Five unaccompanied folk classics that SKYGGE harmonized with a new AI prototype

In his new EP released 3rd October, SKYGGE takes five unaccompanied folk classics, including the traditional ballads Shenandoah and Black Is The Color (Of My True Love’s Hair) sang by Pete Seeger, and transforms them using the ideas generated by an new AI developed by researchers at Spotify CTRL.

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‘Black is the Color’ music video directed by Jean-François Spricigo

Credits

Produced by SKYGGE Arranged by SKYGGE with the help of an AI tool prototype Published by DO except “Song Of Myself”
‘Black is the Color’ by SKYGGE featuring Pete Seeger
A capella credits : “Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” by Pete Seeger from the recording entitled American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2, FW02321 , courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (p) (c) 1958. Used by permission. Arranged by SKYGGE with the help of an AI prototype Published by DO > AI input sources : epic music score (SKYGGE), bossa nova strings score (L.Gaget)
‘Amazing Grace’ by SKYGGE featuring Kyrie Kristmanson
Arranged by SKYGGE with the help of an AI prototype Published by DO > AI input sources : mass for 3 voices (W. Byrd), Now winter comes slowly (H. Purcell), harp score from Adagietto (G. Mahler) and saxophones, flutes solos from Splice
‘Oh Shenandoah’ by SKYGGE featuring Pete Seeger
A capella credits : “Shenandoah” by Pete Seeger from the recording entitled American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 2, FW02321 , courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (p) (c) 1958. Used by permission. Arranged by SKYGGE with the help of an AI prototype Published by DO > AI input sources : harp score from Adagietto (G. Mahler), psychedelic pop strings score (SKYGGE), bossa nova strings score (L.Gaget), Luth theme of 9th Dvorak’s symphony played by SKYGGE
‘Song Of Myself’ by SKYGGE featuring Peggy Seeger
A capella credits : “Song of Myself’ by Peggy Seeger from the recording entitled Folkways Years, 1955-1992: Songs of Love and Politics, SFW40048, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (p) (c) 1992. Used by permission. Arranged by SKYGGE with the help of an AI prototype Wrote and composed by Peggy Seeger Published by Harmony Music Ltd c/o Bucks Music Group Ltd > AI input sources : Cold song (H.Purcell), mass for 4 voices (W.Byrd), 70’s jazz electric piano score (SKYGGE) and chord sequence from Splice
‘Wondrous Love’ by SKYGGE featuring Horton Barker
A capella credits : A capella credits : “Wondrous Love” by Horton Barker from the recording entitled Horton Barker – Traditional Singer, FW02362, courtesy of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. (p) (c) 1962. Used by permission. Arranged by SKYGGE with the help of an AI prototype Published by DO > > AI input sources : Tallis’ lamentations of Jeremiah played by SKYGGE, strings in the style of 60’s pop songs played by Lionel Gaget