Isao Tomita

Isao Tomita was the world-renowned composer of electronic music who famously used the Moog synthesizers to create award winning music that influenced a generation of music makers!  Among his most incredible contributions to music was his use of multitrack recordings to create polyphonic synthesizers sounds before a polyphonic synth was created!  His sound designs and new sounds included realistic string simulations before most composers took advantage of the technology.  Tomita's recordings of "Snow Flakes Dancing" (nominated for a Grammy in 1974) and "Kosmos" are often referenced by product engineers and programs as influential and inspirational works that forever changed the way electronic music was created and heard.

Interview Date:
November 19, 2014
Date of Birth:
April 22, 1932
Deceased Date:
May 5, 2016
Job Title:
Composer