Isao Tomita (冨田 勲, Tomita Isao, 22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016), often known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese music composer. He was born in Tokyo. He is called as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music. He is one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements. 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.
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- Mark Jenkins (2007), Analog synthesizers: from the legacy of Moog to software synthesis, Elsevier, pp. 133–4, ISBN 0-240-52072-6, retrieved 2011-05-27
- "Isao Tomita". Billboard. Archived from the original on 2016-08-13. Retrieved 2016-04-07.
- Holmes, Thom (2008). "Live Electronic Music and Ambient Music". Electronic and experimental music: technology, music, and culture (3rd ed.). Taylor & Francis. p. 403. ISBN 0-415-95781-8. Retrieved 2011-06-12.
- Tomita at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-04.
- Isao Tomita, Japanese pioneer of synthesizer music, dies at 84, Japan Times, retrieved May 8, 2016
Other websites[change | change source]
- Tomita discography at Discogs