Saturday, August 06, 2011

Experimentalobit: Conrad Schnitzler

Conrad Schnitzler, a leading light of krautrock and electronic music has died.

Schnitzler, who was an early member of Tangerine Dream, passing on to Kluster and Eruption before moving on to a long and varied catalogue of solo work also worked under the name Conard Von Berlin.

His work spans the best part of 45 years and nearly 100 albums; he was working up until the last week of his life.

Recently, he'd been working on the Global Living project, which saw him send packets of his hair to nine locations around the planet, in order to have his DNA stake out a place in sites that he loved.

Conrad Schnitzler died from stomach cancer on Thursday. He was 74.