The Muse

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Date Introduced
1972
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
overall: 10 in x 13 1/2 in x 11 in
Manufacturer
Triadex, Incorporated
Credit Line
Gift of Ed Fredkin
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
Minsky, Marvin; Electronic musical instruments
Object ID
XD254.81

Designed by computer pioneers Marvin Minsky and Ed Fredkin, The Muse was an “algorithmic music generator” producing a sequence of notes based on slider settings for volume, tempo, pitch, intervals and themes. Digital logic integrated circuits produced the melodic bleeps.