Vangelis, 1943-2022: a synth and recording titan

It was with great sadness that we heard of the death of legendary electronic musician and composer, Evángelos Odysséas Papathanassiou, better known to us all as Vangelis.

He lacked any kind of formal musical education, and largely composed using gut instinct

His influence extends far and wide, from fans and musicians, to the scoring giants of Hollywood, thanks to his unconventional style of working. Widespread recognition did not come quickly for Vangelis; the earlier part of his career started in the mid-’60s, embracing a mixture of solo and film work, working within his native Greece.

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