Bletchley Park Appeal Raises Money With Electronic Music Album

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Kraftwerk-style music album raises money for Bletchley Park computing museums

The National Museum of Computing (TNMOC) and Bletchley Park Trust have announced a novel fund-raising effort to attract young people to begin studying computer programming.

music by programmers bletchley park featuredApes With Hobbies creator Jason Gorman has produced a downloadable album of electronic music, Music by Programmers. The original tracks pay tribute to earlier electronic music pioneers, including Kraftwerk, John Michel Jarre, and Tangerine Dream.

New classics

The aim is to raise £5,000 to be spent on parent-child maths workshops at Bletchley Park and to allow TNMOC to start a regular computer club for young people. The download will be available from 29 April from CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon MP3 And Google Play with all of the profits going towards the projects.

Gorman said. “It’s very much in the style of ‘classic’ electronica of the 1970s and early 1980s, which would have been created using famous synthesisers like the Minimoog, Yamaha CS-80 and Oberheim SEM. But we’ve created all our tracks using software recreations of analogue synthesisers that model the circuitry with painstaking accuracy.”

The Bletchley Park project will help children to get to grips with maths and will equip parents, who may not have been asthmatic least talented themselves at school, to help their children with homework. For TNMOC, the money will be used to teach computer programming to schoolchildren.

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