Early computer music in Australia

Lots of interesting things on this site:

Including musical performance! But best perhaps to hear the music in this talk:

More about CSIRAC here

Still the only computer in Australia in 1956, CSIRAC was packed up and moved to the University of Melbourne, where it went live on June 14 and continued to do work for research and civilian projects.

In the eight years it operated in Melbourne, more than 700 computing projects were processed. It tackled everyday problems like insurance risk analysis, calculating government drought-relief programs, simulating the operation of power supply for the southern Australian state of Victoria, estimating the growth rate of pine trees for forestry, producing solar position and radiation tables for all Australian capital cities — and even calculating the housing loan repayment schedules of university staff.

And more here, with photos:

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