Tristram Cary is no longerPosted on 29/04/08
The pioneering British electronic music composer Tristram Ogilvie Cary, born Oxford 14 May 1925, has died in Adelaide, Australia on April 24th. If his name does not instantly ring a bell, it will when you know that he composed among other songs the music for the British SF-series "Dr Who". 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 based on German Nazi technology, and is regarded as amongst the earliest pioneers of these musical forms.
Following the war he created one of the first electronic music studios, later travelling around Europe to meet the small numbers of other early pioneers of electronic music and composition. 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. Bands inspired by his work include bands like Pink Floyd, The Who and Roxy Music. He also provided the visual design for the EMS VCS3 synthesizer, the first portable synthesizer which Pink Floyd used for their album "Dark Side of the Moon" in 1973.
Here's how it sounded like, more or less...
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Posted by: Skinfitz on May 06, 08 | 2:12 pm
Cary did not write the Doctor Who theme. He wrote music for the series, but not the theme which was composed by Ron Grainer.
Posted by: IH8ToRegister on Apr 29, 08 | 6:27 am
I've always loved the Dr. Who intro. RIP.
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