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First recording of computer-generated music - created by Alan Turing - restored | Musique Non Stop

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Monday, September 26, 2016

First recording of computer-generated music - created by Alan Turing - restored

Researchers restore 1951 recording generated on machine built by computer scientist famous for breaking Enigma code

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.

Related: GCHQ chief apologises for 'horrifying' treatment of Alan Turing

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by Agence France-Presse in Wellington via Electronic music | The Guardian
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