Automation Edges out Tunesters, Writes Songs Wholesale (Sep, 1956)



Automation Edges out Tunesters, Writes Songs Wholesale

The pianist above is playing a tune as it is composed by the electronic brain he gazes at wistfully. The complicated Burroughs machine can turn out 1,000 tunes an hour – all mathematically calculated to be popular. It picks off a series of coded numbers, matches them with melodic formulas, rejects sour notes.

2 comments
  1. Eliyahu says: May 26, 20081:52 pm

    Well, that explains rap and hip-hop…

  2. Paul says: February 1, 20093:34 pm

    Love that old expression – ‘electronic brain’

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