22 June 2008

Worlds earliest recording of Computer Music

Further to my earlier post Voices from the Past: The Worlds Oldest Sound Recording I have now discovered the earliest recording of computer music from 1951.

The recording has been unveiled as part of the 60th Anniversary of “Baby”, the forerunner of all modern computers. The music was produced on a Ferranti Mark 1 computer, a commercial version of the Baby Machine. It consists of a rendition of God save the King, Baa Baa Black Sheep & part of Glenn Millers ‘In the Mood’. The songs were captured by an outside broadcasting unit from the BBC in the Autumn of 1951 during a visit to the University of Manchester to record an edition of Children’s Hour.

To hear it for yourself go HERE

Visit the BBC’s website for more information.

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