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The First Computer Musician


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Max Mathews

Max Mathews in Berkeley, CA, 2005.

Roger Linn

In 1957 a 30-year-old engineer named Max Mathews got an I.B.M. 704 mainframe computer at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, NJ, to generate 17 seconds of music, then recorded the result for posterity.

From The New York Times
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