John Rockwell, "Computer Borrows Masters' Frailties in Music Festival"


John Rockwell, "Computer Borrows Masters' Frailties In Music Festival."
New York Times (April 4, 1973)

In this article John Rockwell reports from one of the initial days of the first International Computer Art Festival. The event seems to suffer from technical difficulties, but Rockwell is still taken by the performances and states that computer arts is a field of limitless promise. The most intriguing event of the evening was by Bill Etra and Steven Rutt, who presented their new video synthesizer, which, according to Rockwell, could do wondrous things to an image. Rockwell praises two pieces of computer music by Joseph Olive as the most successful presentations of the night. The works were realized at Bell Laboratories, where Olive later became director of language modeling.