Hugh Davies

Subject: Hugh Davies
From: lawrence casserley (
Date: Fri Jan 02 2004 - 10:21:02 EST

I just received the following from David Toop:

Hugh Davies

Sad news: Hugh Davies died on the 1st January, 2005. Born in
1943, Hugh was a pioneer of live electronic music, an inventor of
musical instruments, a composer, educator, and renowned
researcher into the history of electronic music. An assistant to
Karlheinz Stockhausen from 1964 to 1966, he participated in the
recording of Stockhausen's Mikrophonie I in 1965. Other
recordings included wonderful LPs by Music Improvisation
Company and Gentle Fire, and his solo albums for FMP and
Grob. Anybody involved in live electronics, electronic
improvisation, hardware hacking, or, come to that, anybody who
needs a table in order to be able to perform, owes a debt to
Hugh. He will be sadly missed.

No doubt a more detailed tribute will appear soon, but I wanted to
express my shock and deep sorrow for a greatly valued colleague and
friend, whom I have known and worked with for many years.


Lawrence Casserley -
Lawrence Electronic Operations -
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