The father of Techno and Hip Hop and the composer
The father of electronic music wore tweed jackets, had a refined English accent and smoked a pipe.
Tristram Cary, who has died in Adelaide, aged 82, came up with the idea of electronic and tape music while a naval radar officer during World War II.
He founded the electronic music studio at London's Royal College of Music in 1967 and, seven years later, migrated to Australia to establish a similar studio at the University of Adelaide
The Elder Conservatorium of Music head of music technology studies, Stephen Whittington, said Mr Cary's contribution to music was "impossible to quantify".
"He laid the foundations," Mr Whittington said today.
Where would the ecstasy market be without him? I wonder if they will have a rave instead of a wake?