Electronic machines will play a Beethoven symphony or sing with the voice of a Caruso are being developed in Britain.
They may do for the arts what the electronic brain, or computator, has done for mathematics.
In the near future they may replace human musicians for mass entertainment.
Paul Adorian, an electronic scientist, said yester day:
"Completely new musical effects and even new instruments will be created by electronics as revolutionary to music as the instruments invented in the 14th and 15th centuries."
Mr. Adorian explained that there would probably be one musician at a keyboard who would have at his command up to 120 instruments.
The Argus (Melbourne), Sat 24 July, 1954