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Alan Sutcliffe obituary

Delivered... Nicola Sutcliffe | Scene | Tue 13 May 2014 3:37 pm

My husband, Alan Sutcliffe, who has died aged 83, was a pioneer of computer arts and co-founded the Computer Arts Society in 1969. As well as being an accomplished software engineer, he spent a great of his life creating art: electronic music, sound, graphics, computer-generated poetry and audience-participation pieces.

Alan was born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, the son of a mill engineer and a dressmaker. Although he failed the 11-plus, his parents were able to pay a modest fee to allow him to attend the local grammar school. In 1949, he won a scholarship to study mathematics at Bristol University. He entered national service with the West Yorkshire Regiment in 1951, which took him to Egypt and Malaya. He left the army in 1953.

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