Esperienze di Computer Music

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Among Delia's Attic Papers is a pamphlet Esperienze di Computer Music' in Italian, dated January 1969.[1]

The pamphlet's author is Pietro Grossi[2] and it seems to refer to an event organized by Pietro Grossi of the Studio di Fonologia Musicale di Firenze and held at General Electric's plant in Pregnana Milanese, in which

A gigantic computer, by means of perforated cards, was made to play Paganini's Fifth Caprice and extracts of Bach's Musical Offering.[3], p.7.

Studio di Fonologia Musicale di Firenze (S 2F M) Pietro Grossi • Nel 1967 per iniziativa deIl’S 2F M hanno avuto luogo in Italia le prime esperienze di computer music. Le prove sono avvenute a Pregnana Milanese presso il centro ricerche e studi della General Electric. Viene fatto suonare tramite schede perforate a un gigantesco computer il Quinto Capriccio di Paganini e brani dall’Offerta Musicale di Bach. Esperienze di computer music, 1969, S 2F M. Riportato anche in P. Grossi, Musica senza musicisti[2]



  1. DD284: "Pamphlet, Esperienze di Computer Music, gennaio 1969 (Italian)" in the Initial Catalogue.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Pietro Grossi's official bibliography
  3. Translated from Tommaso Rosati's Computer Music: Storia 4