Rhapsody in Big Blue

Darryl Gammill came up with a way to convert stock-price movements into music. The result was the release in 1985 of "Rhapsody in Big Blue," which was a musical rendition of IBM's stock activity between April 1984 to April 1985.

I haven't been able to find any samples of the album online. I can't even find any used copies of it for sale. This was evidently an extremely obscure record release.

Popular Computing Weekly - April 3-9, 1987

Time - Sep 16, 1985

The Economist - Aug 31, 1985

     Posted By: Alex - Mon Mar 06, 2023
     Category: Business | Music | 1980s

Wonder if it's got the sound of a jail cell door slamming on someone who traded with illegal inside info.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 03/07/23 at 09:52 AM
That reminds me of the program we got with IBM BasicA, which played bleeping songs. One of them was The IBM Song, or something like that. "Ever Forward", I think the official name was. That deserves an entry all of its own. It has to be somewhere on the 'web.
Posted by Richard Bos on 03/11/23 at 08:13 AM
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