Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Alan Turing's Pioneering Computer Music Restored

Did you know that codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing created the first recording of computer music? He didn't intend to create music when he programmed computer-generated notes; they were meant to be used as signals to the user of a complete job or the more troubling “digits overflowing in memory.” The result is three tunes - “God Save the Queen,” “Baa Baa Black Sheep,” and Glenn Miller’s “In the Mood”- that survive on a 12-inch acetate disc from 1951.

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Sue Dunham said...

1951 - God Save the King