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December 29, 2007


srikanth @ 11:02 am, GMT +0000 ( 1198926152 ) Play

This audio clip is a reconstruction (errors and all) of the playback of a famous British war march

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Who or what is playing this, and why is it noteworthy?

Fairly low-scoring question, this; Cracked by: jayanth , Dibyo and nishas thambi.

Answer:This is the tune of Colonel Bogey March, as played by CSIRAC earlier called the CSIR Mk1. First ever muic played by a computer, supposedly :)

6 Responses to “*bleep*”

  1. CSIRAC (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Automatic Computer), originally known as CSIR Mk 1, (Australia’s first digital computer) playing (RECONSTRUCTING) THE FIRST EVER COMPUTER GENERATED MUSIC IN THE WORLD, IN 1951, WHEN IT PLAYED THE COLONEL BOGEY MARCH.

  2. Dibyo

    This is Colonel Bogey’s March, played by the fourth computer in the world, CSIRAC (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation Automatic Computer)

    This is considered to be the first instance of a computer playing music.

    Extra Gyan:
    For a long time, it was believed that computer music was pioneered by Max Matthews in 1957, at Bell Telephone Laboratories in the United States.

    However in mid-2004 composer and sonologist Paul Doornbusch proved that the first computer to play music was CSIRAC, in its earlier guise as the CSIR Mk1. While the exact date was not recorded, this occurred sometime during 1950. The computer’s first public performances, of the popular tune Colonel Bogey, took place on 7-9 August 1951, at the inaugural Conference of Automatic Computing Machines in Sydney

  3. nishas thambi

    this would be the col bogey march- first instance of computer generated music, programmed by an australian organization called the csirac in 1951

  4. udupendra

    for lack of a better answer, I am going to say Nintendogs, and that it makes your dog round and round

  5. colonel bogey march on nintendogs?

  6. Tathagata Chatterjee

    The piece is Colonel Bogey March.
    Played by Bleep- a fictional electronic music band of the 80’s, under Clubbo Records.
    Tathagata Chatterjee

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