Easter has taken too many lives this year.
The lastest mortality news to reach us is of the German composer Josef Anton Riedl, an electronics pioneer who wrote part of the perfect score for Edgar Reitz’s Heimat series on TV.
Riedl, who was 86, was among the first foreign musicians to work with Pierre Schaeffer in Paris on musique concrete, in 1953. He headed the Siemens electronic studios in the 1960s and went on to initiate many series of challenging music.
with Carl Orff at the Siemens controls