Originally Posted by Pollyanna
If a chimp plays a series of random notes on the piano, we will have a melody of sorts but rhythm implies some level of repetition, which is unlikely. You could perhaps run it through a program that could detect commonalities but that would be impractical. It would be easier and make more sense to add a synth backing and random percussive sounds and call it Etude Obliquitie a la Pan Troglodytes No 1.
But if you record the chimpls playing, slice it up into smaller loops, then you could cut and paste the parts into something very rhythmic, and then make a video and it becomes a Youtube senseation and a dance floor hit in England........ :-P