Remembering Max Mathews

Max Vernon Mathews, known as the Father of Computer Music and The Great Grandfather of Techno, passed away a week ago on April 21st, 2011 at age 84, after struggling with pneumonia. At Bell Labs, he created the first computer program for generating digital audio waveforms through direct synthesis in 1957. His program was appropriately called "MUSIC" and became a key landmark in electronic music history as we know it today. 1957 gave way to a whole new form of entertainment. Because of Max Mathews, an IBM 704 computer performed in New York City for the first time. Today, we live on from his remarkable impression and can revisit his lasting influence through recorded media:
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