Re: Hugh Davies


Subject: Re: Hugh Davies
From: Katharine Norman (katharine@novamara.com)
Date: Sun Jan 02 2005 - 12:50:06 EST


What very sad news. Hugh Davies was instrumental in establishing the
Electronic Music studios at Goldsmiths, University of London - one of
the oldest studios in the UK. As director of the studios from 98-03 I
encountered enduring signs of his vision, imagination and determination
in getting the studio off the ground in its early days. There's some
info on his work there at
http://www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/departments/music/ems/archive.html,
including an article by Hugh on his work there.

Katharine

On Friday, January 2, 2004, at 07:21 AM, lawrence casserley wrote:

> 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
>
>
> Lawrence Casserley - lawrence@lcasserley.co.uk
> Lawrence Electronic Operations - www.lcasserley.co.uk
> Colourscape Music Festivals - www.colourscape.org.uk
>



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