November th, 2018

Singing Mainframes: An Unofficial History of the Dawn of Computer Music



Held a talk on early computer music at the Vintage Computing Festival Berlin last month. The focus is on lesser known and forgotten musical experiments of the early digital age, covering a timespan from the rise of the mainframes end of the 1940s to the dawn of the minicomputers in the mid-60s. A recording of the talk is available on the CCC Media Library. Unfortunately sound and video examples had to be removed for licensing reasons, though you can find links to all the examples at the 1-bit Music Timeline.