Klaus Schulze: Electro pioneer has died

Claus Schulze
Electro pioneer has died

Klaus Schulze inspired with his synthesizer tracks.

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Klaus Schulze died at the age of 74. The Berliner was considered an internationally recognized representative of electronic music.

Klaus Schulze is dead. The musician, composer and producer died on Tuesday (April 26) at the age of 74 after a long illness. That gave Frank Uhle, manager of the record company SPV Schallplatten, announced on Wednesday. “We were shocked and saddened by the news of Klaus Schulze’s sudden death,” the statement said.

“Electronic Music Legend”

“We are losing and missing a good friend, one of the most influential and important composers of electronic music and an exceptional artist. Our thoughts at this hour are with his wife, sons and family.” As an “electronic music legend”, he has always remained true to his unmistakable musical style, has shown himself to be open to innovations and experiments and has left a “huge musical legacy”.

Schulze was born in Berlin in 1947. He is considered an important representative of electronic music and a pioneer of the Berlin School. He began his career in bands before deciding to pursue a solo career in 1971. In 1978 he founded his own music label, Innovative Communication. Schulze also worked as a film composer and wrote, among other things, the soundtrack for the film “Angst”. According to the record company SPV, Schulze leaves behind his wife, two adult sons and four grandchildren.


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