On December 30th, Richard Lainhart passed away due to complications after surgery. I only exchanged brief messages with Richard and would have liked to know him better personally. Richard’s passion for emotional electronic music has inspired me a lot over the last years. His approach to using the Haken Continuum with his Buchla 200e modular analog synthesizer are in my opinion landmarks that paved the way to playing electronic instruments as expressively as traditional instruments.
Take a while to browse though his Buchla website and certainly don’t miss his performance of Messiaen’s “Oraison”