Various ‎– Music From Mathematics

Decca ‎– DL 9103
Vinyl, LP, Mono


A1 Unknown Artist Frere Jacques
A2 Orlando Gibbons Fantasia
A3 Max Mathews Bicycle Built For Two
A4 John Robinson Pierce Molto Amoroso
A5 John Robinson Pierce Variations In Timbre And Attack
A6 John Robinson Pierce Stochatta
A7 John Robinson Pierce Five Against Seven-Random Canon
A8 John Robinson Pierce Beat Canon
A9 John Robinson Pierce Melodie
A10 Max Mathews Numerology
B1 Max Mathews The Second Law
B2 Max Mathews May Carol
B3 S.D. Speeth Theme And Variations
B4 David Lewin (2) Study No. 1
B5 David Lewin (2) Study No. 2
B6 Newman Guttman Pitch Variations
B7 James Tenney Noise Study
B8 Max Mathews Joy To The World



Produced by Bell Telephone Laboratories (1957-91).
Created on I.B.M 7090 Computer and Digital to Sound Transducer.
Also issued in stereo. DL 79103

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DL 79103 Various Music From Mathematics(LP) Decca DL 79103 US 1962 Sell This Version
STA 8523 Various Music From Mathematics(LP) Brunswick STA 8523 UK 1962 Sell This Version
DL 79103 Various Music From Mathematics(LP) Decca DL 79103 Canada 1962 Sell This Version
LAT 8523 Various Music From Mathematics(LP, Mono) Brunswick LAT 8523 UK 1962 Sell This Version


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March 3, 2017
Arthur C Clarke is reputed to have played this recording of 'Bicycle built for two' to Stanley Kubrick while they were working on 2001 and the result will be familiar if you recall the sequence where Dave Bowman de-programs HAL and he regresses; finally singing the song as he shuts down.


October 1, 2015
edited over 2 years ago
UK stereo issue for sale here


December 16, 2012
I've got the UK release on Brunswick [LAT8523] from 1962 also
Lovely : )


October 28, 2004
edited over 13 years ago
This is an innovative and extremely unusual album which came about through research work at Bell Labs in the late 50's and early 60's.

The tracks are either cover versions or compositions by scientists that are designed to illustrate the different ways in which computers can make music. The highlight is 'Bicycle built for two', which features some unusual synthesised singing!