ISAO TOMITA: ;His 1974 album Snowflakes are Dancing immediately established Tomita as a world-class synthesist. His approach was both impressionistic and emulative, combining totally synthesized timbres with expressive re-creations of orchestral instruments from his enormous Moog modular. The composite sound was unlike anyone else. His realizations of other works such as Firebird Suite, The Planets, and Pictures at an Exhibition simply reinforced his stature as a master of the electronic music idiom.
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