EM History: Dick Raaymakers

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EM History: Dick Raaymakers

Postby SPW » 14 Sep 2013 06:13

Acid house from 1958 ... Tom dissevelt & Kid Baltan ( Dick Raaijmakers ) syncopation

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dick_Raaymakers

Dick Raaymakers (Raaijmakers) (1 September 1930 - 4 September 2013)[1] was a Dutch composer, theater maker and theorist. He is known as a pioneer in the field of electronic music and tape music. Next to this he has also realized numerous music theater pieces, art installations, and has published many theoretical essays.

Raaymakers was born in Maastricht, and studied the piano at the Royal Conservatoire (The Hague). From 1954 to 1960 he worked in the field of electro-acoustic research at Royal Philips Electronics Ltd. in Eindhoven. There, using the alias Kid Baltan, he and Tom Dissevelt, under the name Electrosoniks produced works of popular music by electronic means (which turned out to be the first attempts of their kind in the world).[1] From 1960 to 1962 he then worked at the University of Utrecht as a scientific staff member. From 1963 to 1966, together with Jan Boerman, he worked in his own studio for electronic music in the Hague. Then, from 1966 until his retirement in 1995, he worked as a teacher of Electronic and Contemporary Music at the Royal Conservatoire (The Hague) and since 1991 also as a teacher of Music Theatre at the Image and Sound Interfaculty, at the same conservatory. He died on the third of September, 2013.
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