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March 16, 2012

ALAN TURING : HONORARY IRISHMAN MEETS MATMOS / FOVEA HEX : THREE DAYS ONLY!!!

Many people are aware that 2012 is the 100th anniversary of the birth
of Alan Turing, “The Man Who Cracked The Enigma Code”, much of whose
work remained secret until after his untimely death in 1952. Less well
known is that his Mother was Irish, and his favorite song was Molly
Malone, which, so the story goes, he insisted on rendering on the
violin to the police who came to arrest him on charges of gross
indecency, before agreeing to make his statement to them.

The recording by Matmos of Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex / Mellow Candle)
singing Molly Malone, was first featured on their FOR ALAN TURING ep,
part of a work commissioned in 2006 by The Mathematical Sciences
Research Institute at Berkely CA on the opening of their new
Mathematics Hall. It will be available as a free download for three
days only, March 16, 17, and 18, from the Fovea Hex Bandcamp page
foveahex.bandcamp.com . Matmos anticipate that the full FOR ALAN
TURING ep will be digitally re-released to coincide with Turing’s
100th anniversary in June 2012

http://foveahex.bandcamp.com/album/molly-malone-march-161718-only

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