An inspiration to many of the top names in the synth music world of yesterday and today, Tomita was partly responsible for the rise of electronic music in Japan after he bought a customised Moog III synthesizer. In fact, according to his website, “Tomita's instrument was based on the Moog 'C' systems, roughly equivalent to the production IIIP.”
Take a listen to some of his most extraordinary and touching work, like the album “Snowflakes are Dancing” which topped the Billboard charts in 1974. of note is his interpretation of Debussy’s Clair de Lune.
Listen to Clair de Lune:
Listen to Snowflakes are Dancing:
Via: Consequence of Sound http://consequenceofsound.net/2016/05/r-i-p-isao-tomita-japenese-pioneer-of-electronic-music-has-died-at-age-84/