Tristram Cary died

The music world morns the loss of another composer today.

Tristram Cary died Thursday; he was 82.

Some may know him for his music used in the Doctor Who series, but he is also one of the pioneers of electronic music in Britian. He was educated in classical music at the Westminster School in London. Whle working as a radar operator during World War II, he developed a variety of concepts in electronic music, eventually leading him to co-develope the EMS VCS3 synthesiser, used by a number of avant-gard musicians including The Who and Pink Floyd.

Cary was one of the first British composers to work in musique concrète. In 1967 he created the first electronic music studio of the Royal College of Music.


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