Peter Zinovieff, British synth pioneer, passes at 88
Peter Zinovieff, the British composer and synthesizer pioneer who co-founded the electronic instrument company EMS, has died, as The Guardian reports. He was 88 years old.
EMS, founded by Zinovieff, the late composer Tristam Cary, and engineer David Cockerell in 1969, produced instruments such as the VCS3, Synthi 100, and Synthi AKS into the ’70s. EMS synths were used on records by artists including Kraftwerk, David Bowie, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Brian Eno, composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, and numerous others.
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