Greek composer and instrumentalist Yanni (Giánnis Chrysomállis) is on tour, and the AP shared this short video clip, in which he shares his perspective on the synthesizer:
“35 years ago, I started playing electronic music. 35 years ago, if I may remind you, synthesizers were not considered real instruments. People would go, ‘What is that?’
Synthesizers were shunned.
But that’s what I liked. I liked the variety of the sounds and I really enjoyed the blend.
If you gave a synthesizer to Beethoven, he would have used it like that! (snapping his finger)”
He goes on to argue that, by combining electronic instruments with traditional acoustic ones, your palette increases a thousand-fold.