Klaus Schulze, pioneer of German electronic music, dies

Klaus Schulzea pioneer of German electronic music who inspired many musicians, has died at the age of 74, his son announced Thursday on Facebook.

Klaus Schulze died on Tuesday, “suddenly and unexpectedly“Despite fighting an illness, Maximilian Schulze wrote on Facebook.

Born on August 4, 1947 in Berlin, Schulze is considered one of the founding fathers of German electronic musicwhose influence can be seen on many contemporary recordings.

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In the 1970s, this two-meter-tall man was one of the main ambassadors of rock music, sharing the stage with Mike Oldfield and the English band pink floyd. For a time he was a member of the German krautrock band Tangerine Dreams.

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What guitarist and later drummer, has tried his hand at everything from film music to performing classics and even producing pop stars (the German group Alphaville). The themes of him that could last more than 30 minuteshave become classics of electronic music.

Many artists, from Brian Eno and David Bowie to Damon Albarn and Kanye West, have reclaimed his legacy.

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