Re: Hugh Davies

Subject: Re: Hugh Davies
From: Katharine Norman (
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,
including an article by Hugh on his work there.


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 -
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