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Barry Gray
26th April 2014
BarryGraypromoshotComposer and electronic music pioneer Barry Gray died 30 years ago today, and to mark the anniversary┬áLen Davies and Ralph Titterton have released a short film compiled from Gray’s home movies. It features Gray at the controls of two of his early electronic instruments, an Ondes Martenot and a Miller Spinetta. Both feature in my books Strange Sounds and The Sound of Tomorrow – indeed Gray’s own Martenot was photographed for Strange Sounds. The Miller Spinetta – the twin keyboard instrument in the film – was made in very limited numbers and none are thought to survive. I’ve got a Miller demonstration recording that I’ll post here some time.