Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pioneering Electronic Musician Is A Synth-Grandpop

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – You’ve heard of synth- pop but what about synth-grandpop?

That’s the title that could be given to Jean-Jacques Perrey, a 77-year-old French musician who was the first musician to record with a Moog synthesizer.

Perrey’s pioneering music has been sampled by the likes of Ice-T and Gangstarr, but while he’s been around for ages, he’s not acting his own age.

He’s just released a new CD, The Happy Electropop Music Machine, and is touring the west coast of the United States.

Perrey says that the synthesizer has come a long way, but the musicians are still “only scratching the surface.”

But sometimes, he admits, the music of the future has to use the instruments of the past.

Perrey says modern synthesizers are more advanced than the primitive instruments he first worked with, but he still tours with the old keyboards because they have sounds the new synths can’t duplicate.

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