Earliest computer music recovered–BBC was making chiptunes in 1951
The BBC says that it's recovered the earliest computer music ever recorded, renditions of Baa Baa Black Sheep
and In the Mood
from more than half a century ago.
The songs were captured by the BBC in the Autumn of 1951 during a visit to the University of Manchester.
The recording has been unveiled as part of the 60th Anniversary of "Baby", the forerunner of all modern computers.
The tunes were played on a Ferranti Mark 1 computer, a commercial version of the Baby Machine.
The Beeb thinks it now hold a record previously attributed to IBM and Bell Labs, for a recording made in 1957.
Follow the link for samples, including a horrendous version of God Save the Robot Masters.
'Oldest' computer music unveiled
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