The First Recording Of Computer Music

Alan Turing created his computer music making machine at the Computing Machine Laboratory in Manchester, England. In 1951, a group of BBC broadcasters arrived to hear a music recital of computer-generated music generated by Turing's music machine. A recording of this event was saved to 12-inch acetate disc and scientists have recently done some digital housekeeping, bringing the tunes back up to correct speed (Auto-Tune?) while dusting off some noise.

Turing did not create these tunes himself, a school teacher named Christopher Strachey did, who recalled that Turing’s response to his machine playing music was: "Good show." (Turing actually used the machine's sounds to troubleshoot his super computer)

Good show, once again, Alan Turing!

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