Artist Profile: Bernard Szajner

Watch our new mini documentary on French synth pioneer Bernard Szajner. He talks about his career, his approach to music and his two most recent inventions

Last year we were fortunate enough to visit French synth pioneer Bernard Szajner at his studio in France while he was preparing for his performance at Centre Pompidou in Paris. Despite being extremely busy and anxious about the performance (which was less than a week away) he still took the time to talk to us about his career, his approach to music and the two most recent 'spirits' he invented.

 

For those that are unfamiliar we highly recommend you check out the Visions of Dune album as an entry point to Szajners' music. The 1979 concept album was based around Frank Herbert’s cult Dune Trilogy. Dystopian sci-fi drones and otherworldly melodies drift across the stereo spectrum, creating a multilayered, deeply immersive listening experience. Visions of Dune was lovingly re-issued by InFiné last year and remastered from the original tapes by Rashad Becker.