Born in 1932 in Tokyo, Isao Tomita (Tomita Isao in Japanese) was an established composer of conventional classical music until he was captivated by Wendy Carlos' Switched-On Bach, a 1968 album containing synthesized interpretations of the music of J.S. Bach.
The first results of Tomita's experimentation the infinite timbres of the Moog III analog synthesizer was the bestselling 1974 album Snowflakes Are Dancing (Japanese title: Tsuki no Hikari), a collection of Tomita's synthesized, multilayer interpretations of some of Claude Debussy's most enchanting melodies. The album was so successful that it won a Grammy in 1974 and was voted that year's classical record of the year. (In the U.S., Tomita's version of Debussy's Arabesque No. 1, one of the tracks of Snowflakes Are Dancing, is used as the theme of Stargazer, Jack Horkheimer's weekly astronomy show on PBS.)
Subsequent Tomita interpretations of classical favorites included an album of Gustav Holst's Planets and a 1975 album of Igor Stravinsky's Firebird.
Later in his career, Tomita composed electronic music on a Casio digital synthesizer.Tomita's Music at Amazon.com
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