Monday, 26 September 2016

Alan Turing: Man Machine Music

Researchers in New Zealand say they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by the British computer scientist Alan Turing.

The aural artefact, which paved the way for everything from synthesisers to modern electronica, opens with a staunchly conservative tune – the British national anthem.

Researchers at the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch said it showed Turing – best known as the father of computing who broke the Nazis’ second world war Enigma code [sic] – was also a musical innovator.


Guardian.

Links fucked so erm click on the link above to hear it.

This is wonderfully bonkers, thank you Alan. x

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