Code Organ is just the ticket for when a composer's own musical creativity has gone into hibernation
A couple of years ago, I interviewed an internationally respected composer of very serious new music who had a set of algorithms on his computer that he would use to help him write music. You can argue that all music follows rules of one sort or another, so there's nothing wrong with this. But the bulk of great moments in music of any culture come from composers, interpreters and improvisers who bend or ignore the prevailing code of the day.
I left the interview feeling depressed.
If you can compose using an algorithm, then instead of leading on starving human composers with dreams that someone will eventually perform the fruit of their labours more than once, we could fill a room with iMacs and tell Computer No. 1 to please produce a cello sonata in the style of Chopin, No. 2 to write a gigue in the style of Couperin, and No. 3 a ballet suite in the style of Copland.
Mac No. 4 could produce "random" music (but, of course, there's nothing random if you have to write software code to operate it).
Something like the Code Organ, a nifty little piece of Internet tomfoolery that converts the text of a website into electronic dance music. The software strips out any characters that don't represent notes on the Western scale, selects one of 10 synthesizer sounds and adds a drum loop (also chosen from 10 options) that best corresponds to the letter pattern on the web page.
It's fun for a few minutes.