“The Evolution of an Idea”

In the mid 1960’s when I first encountered the use of computers to make music , the world was abuzz with visions of a new musical utopia enabled by technology. I will trace some of the history of these ideas and then narrate my experiences to the present day, exploring the realization of these dreams: how they have been realized, how they have evolved, how they have fulfilled our expectations or failed to do so, how the original ideas seem in retrospect.