Basil Kirchin: The forgotten genius of UK music
February 15, 2017 6:27 AM   Subscribe

‘Basil Kirchin (1927-2005) was a maverick musician and pioneering composer who is credited as a founding father of ambient music. Yet despite being hailed by acts such as Brian Eno and St Etienne, he remains an obscure figure. Now a festival in Hull is casting a light on a man regarded by many musicians as a genius.’ (Previously: i, ii).

There is a good deal of Kirchin’s music to be found on YouTube. Some examples:
posted by misteraitch (2 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
 
this is great! Checking out Dr. Phibes' Waltz now.
posted by thelonius at 8:22 AM on February 15


I do like a bit of Jane Weaver, unfortunately I am busy this weekend. Interesting stuff though!
posted by asok at 4:00 AM on February 16


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