Digging Up Digital Music

The Computing Machine Laboratory in Manchester, England, led by logician and cryptanalyst Alan Turing, was at the vanguard of the birth of the computer age. Lesser known among the many innovations to come out of the lab are the first melodies generated by computer—a founding artifact of the age of digital music—which were recently analyzed and restored.

Digging Up Digital Music
“We never knew it sounded wrong until we heard it right.”
March/April 2017