Isao Tomita

1932 - 2016

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Isao Tomita (冨田 勲, Tomita Isao, 22 April 1932 – 5 May 2016), often known simply as Tomita, was a Japanese composer, regarded as one of the pioneers of electronic music and space music, and as one of the most famous producers of analog synthesizer arrangements. In addition to creating note-by-note realizations, Tomita made extensive use of the sound-design capabilities of his instrument, using synthesizers to create new sounds to accompany and enhance his electronic realizations of acoustic instruments. He also made effective use of analog music sequencers and the Mellotron, and featured futuristic science-fiction themes, while laying the foundations for synth-pop music and trance-like rhythms. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Isao Tomita has received more than 485,901 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Isao Tomita is the 392nd most popular musician (down from 363rd in 2019), the 499th most popular biography from Japan (down from 466th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Japanese Musician.

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  • 23

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  • 4.18

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  • 2.58

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Among musicians, Isao Tomita ranks 392 out of 2,675Before him are Cannonball Adderley, Stig Anderson, Eric Carr, Joe Perry, Alexis Weissenberg, and Johann Gottfried Bernhard Bach. After him are Mischa Maisky, Eddie Van Halen, Johnny Winter, Fred Durst, Bud Powell, and Géza Anda.

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Among people born in 1932, Isao Tomita ranks 114Before him are Delphine Seyrig, Nikolai Kardashev, Aharon Appelfeld, Wojciech Kilar, Manuel Puig, and Shintaro Ishihara. After him are Dušan Makavejev, Renato Martino, Harry Gregg, Naina Yeltsina, Kurt Diemberger, and John G. Thompson. Among people deceased in 2016, Isao Tomita ranks 104Before him are Mohamed Abdelaziz, Ernst Nolte, Richard Adams, Maurice White, Einojuhani Rautavaara, and Yves Bonnefoy. After him are Michael Massee, Neville Marriner, Paul Elvstrøm, Claude Gensac, Erich Rudorffer, and Ann Morgan Guilbert.

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In Japan

Among people born in Japan, Isao Tomita ranks 499 out of 5,560Before him are Shizuo Miyama (null), Kon Ichikawa (1915), Tsuguharu Foujita (1886), Shintaro Ishihara (1932), Mikio Naruse (1905), and Takeo Kurita (1889). After him are Emperor Chōkei (1343), Emperor Kazan (967), Emperor Juntoku (1197), Soemu Toyoda (1885), Tokugawa Ieyoshi (1793), and Seishirō Itagaki (1885).

Among MUSICIANS In Japan

Among musicians born in Japan, Isao Tomita ranks 3Before him are Joe Hisaishi (1950) and Kitarō (1953). After him are Shinichi Suzuki (1898), Ryo Kawasaki (1947), Mitsuko Uchida (1948), Hide (1964), Shigeru Umebayashi (1951), Yuki Kajiura (1965), Yoshiki (1965), Susumu Hirasawa (1954), and Gackt (1973).