What the Future Sounded Like is a fascinating documentary about the beginnings of electronic music. Quirky insights:
Peter Zinovieff swapped his wife’s tiarra for a new PDP mini computer (£5000 at the time- circa 1964)!!!
” I was lucky in those days to have a rich wife and so we sold her tiarra and we swapped it for a computer. And this was the first computer in the world in a private house.” – Peter Zinovieff
The PDP Mini Computer
In 1967, the first concert of electronic music took place at Queen Elizabeth Hall, London and it was given by a computer!
‘Partita for Unattended Computer’, Queen Elizabeth Hall, 1967
These shoes also feature in the documentary. Does anyone know what they are!? Do they feature in a Pink Floyd video?
Here’s the documentary: