09 May 2011 /

daisy bell

By arranged by: john kelly, max mathews, carol lockbaum (harry dacre comp.)

“Daisy Bell” was originally written by Harry Dacre in 1892, was made famous in 1961-2 by John Kelly, Max Mathews, and Carol Lockbaum, as the first example of musical speech synthesis. The IBM 7094 became the first computer to sing. This performance was the inspiration for a similar scene in Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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