World loses one more electronic music pioneer
“Tristram Ogilvie Cary (born Oxford 14 May 1925, died Adelaide, Australia 24 April 2008) was a pioneering British composer. Cary was educated at Westminster School in London, England and is the son of a pianist and the novelist, Joyce Cary, author of Mister Johnson. While working as a radar engineer for the Royal Navy during World War II, he independently developed his own conception of electronic and tape music, and is regarded as amongst the earliest pioneers of these musical forms.”
More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tristram_Cary
Sir Arthur C. Clarke dies at 90.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” is the famous quote by the author of the epic science fiction novels “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Rendezvous with Rama”. Clarke has been an inspiration for many electronic music composers and virtually immortalised by his invaluable literature and scientific contributions.