Computer Sound Synthesis in 1951: The Music of CSIRAC

  title={Computer Sound Synthesis in 1951: The Music of CSIRAC},
  author={P. Doornbusch},
  journal={Computer Music Journal},
  • P. Doornbusch
  • Published 2004
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Music Journal
Computer Music Journal, 28:1, pp. 10–25, Spring 2004 q 2004 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Australian-built ‘‘automatic computer’’ initially known as the CSIR Mk1, and later known as CSIRAC, was one of the world’s earliest storedprogram electronic digital computers (Williams 1997). (See Figure 1.) Coincidentally, it may also have been the Ž rst computer to play music, even though later work done elsewhere in the 1950s is clearly the origin of computer music as we know the Ž eld… Expand
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