Jean-Jacques Perrey

Early electronic pioneer Jean-Jacques Perrey is credited with enormous influence in the development of modern electronic music. From his early collaborations with Gershon Kingsley, a former colleague of John Cage, to his latter-day collaborations with French pop duo AIR, his unique stylistic approach to the Moog synthesizer opened up a world of possibilities for generations of artists. Employing primarily a combination of the Moog synthesizer, Ondioline, and magnetic tape, he assembled space-age collages that inspired artists as diverse as hip-hop legends Gang Starr to contemporary Australian hit-maker, Gotye.