Isao Tomita

Isao Tomita (冨田 勲 Tomita Isao, born April 22, 1932), often known simply as Tomita, is a Japanese music composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music, and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizerarrangements. In addition to creating note-by-note realizations, Tomita made extensive use of the sound design capabilities of his instrument, using synthesizers to create new sounds to accompany and enhance his electronic realizations of acoustic instruments. He also made effective use of analog music sequencers and featured futuristic science fiction themes, while laying the foundations for synth-pop music[ and trance-like rhythms. He also received four Grammy Award nominations for his albumSnowflakes are Dancing in 1974. ( wikipendia)

Experimental Tomita:

Discography

  • „Jungle Taitei Symphonic Poem” (1966)
  • „Switched-On Rock” (as Electric Samurai, 1972)
  • „Catastrophe 1999: Prophecies of Nostradamus” (1974)
  • Snowflakes Are Dancing” (1974)
  • „Pictures at an Exhibition” (1975)
  • „Firebird Suite” (1975)
  • „The Planets” (1976)
  • „Sound Creature” (1977)
  • „Bermuda Triangle” (1978)
  • „Kosmos” (1978)
    • „The Sea Named ‘Solaris'” is a piece based on „Three-Part Invention No. 2 in C Minor”, BWV 788 and „Ich Ruf’zu Dir, Herr Jesu Christ”, BWV 639 by J.S. Bach
  • „Greatest Hits” (compilation, 1979)
  • „Daphnis et Chloé (Bolero)” (1979)
  • „Greatest Hits Volume 2” (compilation, 1981)
  • „Grand Canyon Suite” (1982)
  • „Dawn Chorus (Canon of the Three Stars)” (1984)
  • „Best of Tomita” (compilation) (1984)
  • „Space Walk – Impressions Of An Astronaut” (compilation, 1984)
  • „Mind of the Universe – Live at Linz” (1985)
  • „Back to the Earth – Live in New York” (1988)
  • „Misty Kid of Wind” (1989)
  • „Storm from the East” (1992)
  • „Hansel und Gretel” (live VHS, LD, 1993)
  • „School” (1993)
  • „First Emperor” (as musical supervisor, 1994)
  • „Shin Nihon Kikou” (1994)
  • „Nasca Fantasy” (supporting Kodo, 1994)
  • „Bach Fantasy” (1996)
  • „Jungle Emperor Leo” (1997)
  • „Gakko I-III” (1998)
  • „Tale of Genji” (live, 1999)
  • „21 seiki e no densetsushi Shigeo Nagashima” (2000)
  • „Tale of Genji Symphonic Fantasy” (studio, 2000)
  • „Sennen no Koi – Hikaru Genji Monogatari” (2001)
  • „Tokyo Disney Sea Aquasphere Theme Music” (2002)
  • „The Planets 2003” (2003)
  • „Tomita on NHK” (compilation, 2003)
  • „Twilight Samaurai” (2003)
  • „Kakushi ken oni no Tsume” (2004)
  • „Black Jack: Futari no kuroi isha” (2005)
  • „Bushi no Ichibun” (2006)
  • „Kaabei” (2008)

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