Computer music pioneer Max Mathews died on the morning of 21 April 2011 of complications from pneumonia.
As probably many know, Mathews was a pioneer in the fields of formal languages for music synthesis, speech synthesis and controllers for synthesizers.
A recent interview with Mathews can be accessed via the computer music journal here
That's been a sad day yesterday. The day started with the news that Gerard Smith, TV On The Radio bassist, died of cancer. Now, 24 hours later, Mathews.
I'm into indie-rock in general, but TV On The Radio are just a league of their own. Saw them live two years ago and cannot think of them without Gerard Smith.