A little bit about my interests, since they are relevant and, perhaps, unique. Sort of my way to let you know this wasn't a sudden onset of craziness. You can check out the 'About' page for more.
Essentially, I fell in love with the idea of synthesis and synthesizers a way long time ago. It ended up being an on and off romance, competing with 'life' for my attention. Since I have no life, I guess I can devote more to this endeavor, now. ;)
In 1984, I wrote a book called Music and Sound for the Commodore 64. In chapter 10, I discuss several methods and present several programs for generating music with a C-64 computer. At the end of the chapter, I noted that, at that time, the hardware was pretty much a limiting factor. Although the $595.00 (list price) C-64 was one of the most advanced sounding units on the market, having a full-fledged 3- voice synthesizer chip (The Sound Interface Device, or SID chip), it still suffered from having only 64K of RAM and a really slow processor (2 Mhz if I'm not mistaken) and slow, low density floppy drive system.
I picked up an Arduino Uno clone the other day for about $7.00. Considering it runs at 16Mhz, has 1K EEPROM, 2K RAM and 32K Flash, not to mention the RISC architecture... I think maybe it can handle what we throw at it, musically speaking.
Won't you join me in perambulating the miasma of the field of artificial music generation?