Isao Tomita

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Isao Tomita

Postby Sunbeam » Sun May 22, 2016 3:12 am

I didn't realize that we had lost Tomita until listening to AllniteAndre's show this week. A true creative pioneer.

From Wikipedia:

Isao Tomita (冨田 勲 Tomita Isao?, 22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016),[1] often known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music[2][3] and space music,[4] and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.[5] In addition to creating note-by-note realizations, Tomita made extensive use of the sound design capabilities of his instrument, using synthesizers to create new sounds to accompany and enhance his electronic realizations of acoustic instruments.[5] He also made effective use of analog music sequencers[2] and the Mellotron and featured futuristic science fiction themes,[3] while laying the foundations for synth-pop music[6] and trance-like rhythms.[7] Many of his albums are electronic versions and adaptations of famous classical music pieces and he received four Grammy Award nominations for his 1974 album Snowflakes Are Dancing.[3]
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