Isao Tomita

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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[1][2] and space music.[3] He is one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements.[4] 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.[2]

Isao died of heart failure in Tokyo on 5 May 2016, aged 84.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. 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 
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Isao Tomita". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-04-07. 
  3. 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. 
  4. Tomita at Allmusic. Retrieved 2011-06-04
  5. 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