Real name: Daniel Hansson
Date of death: 19/08/2007
|Ex member of :
Digital Dreams, Eltronic [web], Hostages, Nordic Beat, Zone 45
Founder of :
Passed away after a car accident.
He was co-founder of Elektron Music Machines, the producers of the SIDStation.
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Sad and shocking news indeed. The only comfort I can think of is that Daniel got to see his dream come alive while he was still living. Elektron made the music machines that emit the feeling of unconditional love for the true musical instruments, rather than be just a passing products for consumer markets. In this sense, SidStation, MD and MnM, were completed and continue to inspire musicians through out the world.
Indeed, condolences to Daniel’s family and friends, and the Elektron team and community.
Information on where to send notes and donations (the World Wildlife Foundation is suggested) at the Elektron site:
Photos of Daniel
Daniel is someone who many in the music community did get to know face to face; I’m sorry I didn’t get that chance. Many more knew him through the instruments he created. Roger Linn sends along a couple of photos of his own (my apologies for incorrectly linking a different Daniel at Elektron via Flickr). Roger writes:
Daniel was a great guy, friendly and fun to talk to, passionate about getting the details right in a product, and a true lover of ideas. It’s a tragic loss to creative musicians everywhere.
Oh man, one more great c64 musician leave this bad world…rest in peace daniel, thanks vor the music and many greetings to edwin van santen, russel lieblich, richard joseph and all the great guys who made my was with great music through my youth