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Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, UK
Died in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia  (cancer)
Birth NameTristram Ogilvie Cary
Nickname The Father of British Electronic Music

Mini Bio (1)

Tristram Cary was born on May 14, 1925 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Tristram Ogilvie Cary. He is known for his work on The Boy Who Stole a Million (1960), A Boy Ten Feet Tall (1963) and Quatermass and the Pit (1967). He was married to Jane Delin and Doris (Dorse) Enid Jukes. He died on April 24, 2008 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia.

Spouse (2)

Jane Delin (27 November 2003 - 24 April 2008) ( his death)
Doris (Dorse) Enid Jukes (7 July 1951 - 1978) ( divorced) ( 3 children)

Trivia (18)

He is the son of novelist Joyce Cary.
Emigrated to Australia in 1972.
He was a pioneer in electronic music, having become inspired by his WWII Royal Navy training in radar. He built the first electronic studio at the Royal College of Music, and was instrumental in the invention of the synthesizer.
Composed over 70 concert works, of which 29 make use of electronic instrumentation.
Wrote the "Illustrated Compendium of Musical Terminology", considered a bible for electronica.
Appointed Dean of Music at Adelaide University, South Australia, in the 1980's.
Educated at Oxford and Trinity College of Music.
Was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 1991 in recognition of service to music.
Had to create a more somber end title music for Quarter And The Pitt (1967) after the original was deemed to light and happy.
He lived in Fressingfield in Norfolk between 1962 and 1972 and then he emigrated to Australia.
Had a son called John, who helped organize the Diss museum exhibition.
His music for The Daleks was so popular it was reused for The Rescue, The Ark and The Power Of The Daleks. He also scored the stories, Marco Polo, The Dalek's Master Plan and The Mutants.
A free concert of some of his works was performed on the 9th April 2016 in St Mary's Church hall.
Came to electronic music via his wartime work in radar.
Marco Polo is his only Doctor Who Score that no longer exists.
With Peter Zinovieff and David Cockerell he created Electronic Music Studios (London) LTd which created the first commercially available portable synthesizer, the EMS VCS3.
From March 2016, Diss Museum in Norfolk held an exhibition of the composer's work, including audio presentations.
His first electronic composition was the 1955 radio play,The Japanese Fishermen, It was about a Japanese fishing boat could up in Pacific hydrogen bomb tests.

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