Zanov

ZANOV, one of the first French Electronic Music composer and synthesizer virtuoso , has been active on the musical scene since 1976.

He studied piano and guitar, but the turning point was in summer 1975, when he discovered the fascinating world of synthesizers.He set up his home studio with legendary synthesizers as EMS VCS3, ARP 2600, RMI harmonic synthesizer and started to compose.He had to understand the scientific foundations of sound synthesis and master the various playing techniques, to play and compose in a fluid way, while being led by his personal emotions.In France, He is one of the first musicians to innovate in the universe of electronic music, breaking the limits of conventional music, caring about details and perfection.He composed 3 albums between 1976 and 1982, which are engraved in the memories of electronic music lovers : Green Ray (Polydor) in 1977, Moebius (Polydor) in 1978, In Course of time (Solaris) in 1983. Zanov performed several concerts in France in 1977 and 1978, welcomed by the critics for the beauty of his sounds and for his personal musical universe.

Zanov
Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.254  07/16
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 254
07/2016
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Schwingungen Radio auf CD - Edition Nr.269 10/17
Schwingungen - Radio auf CD
Edition Nr.: 269
10/2017
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Zanov - Green Ray

Artist: Zanov
P: 1976 / 2016

Zanov is one of the great electronic musicians of France of the past and present! Zanov is really Pierre Salkazanov who recorded three albums of electronic music between 1976 and 1983, Green Ray was the very first. He takes a spacy, minimalist approach, utilizing an ARP 2600 plus a VCS-3.

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Zanov - In Course of Time

Artist: Zanov
P: 1982 / 2015

Enigmatic, surreal, futuristic and deeply mysterious are the keywords to best describe Zanov’s 3rd album “In Course Of Time”. Legendary French synthesist Zanov, aka Pierre Salkazanov, already started work on this landmark album before his last concert in Villebon (near Paris) in June 1978, followed by some significant changes in 1979. The tracks of the classic recording ended up on different tapes, the first composition being “Sky Energy”, followed by “Lost message” “Phantasm”, “Infinitude”, and the title track “In course of time”. In the creative process, Zanov made extensive use of the VCS3, ARP2600 & RMI Harmonic Synthesizer (at that time he didn’t yet have the Korg PS3300) and recorded the outcome on the TEAC3340S. The music on each of the five tracks turns out as Zanov’s most advanced and accomplished effort until then. Just after the end of his 5-year contract in December 1981, all music finally fitted the bill according the composer. The recording was eventually released on vinyl in 1982 on the French Ondes-label and the Canadian Les Disques Solaris.

All in all, “In Course Of Time” is a journey through the ever expanding universe of electronic sounds, ending up as brilliant, innovative and ahead of its time.

 

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Zanov - Moebius

Artist: Zanov
P: 1977 / 2017

Zanov, strongly influenced by his own scientific background, always attempted to connect some scientific concepts such as chaos theory, fractals and complexity theory with his music. Its influence appeared in 1977 while experimenting with some three counts patterns sequencers that changed almost unnoticed to four counts pattern sequences and reverse. This process made Zanov think of the Moebius endless loop which shifts unnoticed from one face to the other and appears as the album’s cover art.
“Moebius 256301” continues the soundscapes introduced on “Green Ray” with new melodic elements creating another immersive aural experience, this is its brief history. In December 1976 Zanov expanded his synthesizer set up with a new ARP2600 with sequencer. 1977 shaped up as a busy year expanding Zanov’s musical realm with a series of live performances and more instruments offering new musical possibilities. “An Zero” was the first composition completed for Moebius while preparing for his first live concert at the Paris Laser Olympia in March 1977.
After “Green Ray”, the record label requested shorter compositions to promote the album and from a dozen sound sketches only “Moebius 256301” and “Enygma” ended up on the album. During a live tour in June 1977 Zanov purchased the RMI Harmonic synthesiser used for the first time during the Paris Planetarium concerts which also inspired his personal favourite composition “Plenitude”, the only album track the RMI was used on. “Moebius 256301” was completed eventually at the end of 1977 setting the scene for more concerts in the following year and for the follow-up album “In Course of time”, but that’s another story... P.S. The 40th anniversary cd-release contains “Moebius 256” in its original long version as a bonus, for which Zanov applied both the EMS VCS3 and ARP 2600. Bert Strolenberg/SonicImmersion.org

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Zanov - Open Worlds

Artist: Zanov
P:
2016
The return of the french electronic pioneer.

Fantastic melodies and Synthesizersounds that the french pioneers used since long time.

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Zanov - Open Worlds Live at Synthfest 2017 DVD

Artist: Zanov
P:
2018
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Here the DVD from the Sythfest in Nantes 2017
The return of the french electronic pioneer.

Fantastic melodies and Synthesizersounds that the french pioneers used since long time.

DVD Video
16:9
Dolby Digital
ALL Regions
PAL
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Zanov - Virtual Future

Artist: Zanov
P:
2014
The return of the french electronic pioneer.

One of the first french electronic music composer is back after a long silence, with this beautiful musical trip, exploring the universe of sounds. Listen with both ears, for the musical content is not inert, it moves, it breathes, it dies, it is reborn.
This album was composed and realized on analog synthesisers VCS3, ARP 2600, ARP sequencer, RMI harmonic synthesizer, Korg PS-3300.
Initially recorded on tapes, the composiitons were digitized, completed on Arturia Origin synthesizer and remixed.
Zanov has a unique style, powered by his determination and capacity to create the totality of the sound matter which constitute his musical compositions.
Zanov is resurging after his 3 albums (vinyls) "Green ray" (Polydor) in 1977, "Moebius" (Polydor) in 1978 and "In cours of time" (Solaris) in 1982.

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