Univ. of Illinois, MGM Records Heliador, NY 1957, 1963.
Condition: Very Good overall, record vinyl 33 1/3 lp, in cardboard sleeve illustrated with punched cards. Record itself appears to have no scratches. Has not been tested or played.
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Item DescriptionLejaren Hiller / Leonard Isaacson / Robert Baker. Computer Music from the University of Illinois. Side One - ILLIAC Suite for String Quartet 1957; Side Two - Computer Cantata 1963
'The Illiac Suite for String Quartet of 1957 is the first substantial piece of music produced with a computer... I observed that if we could program a computer to simulate a 'walk' through, say ordinary space, we could also simulate a 'walk' through a grid defined to represent musical elements such as pitch, rhythmic durations, and timbre choices... We organized our results into four movements called Experiments I, II, III, and IV...' (from Hiller's notes on reverse of the album).