Daily Archives: January 19, 2021

Phil Spector: Listening to 15 Songs From a Violent Legacy

Phil Spector brought dozens of musicians and singers into the studio to create his Wall of Sound. “Phil Spector died Saturday as an inmate in California, convicted of the 2003 murder of Lana Clarkson. By then, other facts had emerged … Continue reading

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The First Computer Musician

Max Mathews with Joan Miller. “In 1957 a 30-year-old engineer named Max Mathews got an I.B.M. 704 mainframe computer at the Bell Telephone Laboratories in Murray Hill, N. J., to generate 17 seconds of music, then recorded the result for … Continue reading

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