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In loving memory of... Peter Zinovieff (26 January 1933 – 23 June 2021)

“I wrote a paper in 1966 which suggested that my pathetic computer would be able to — if I could program it — be an emotional machine which could interpret emotional input to make a beautiful piece of music."

An isolated garden shed overlooking the Thames, the first personal computer in the world and the romantic vision of creating an emotional musical machine: this was the setting in which Peter Zinovieff, composer, engineer and geologist, took his first steps towards becoming a legendary pioneer of electronic music in the 1960s.

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