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Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Gilli Smyth obituary

Singer, poet and founder member of the influential absurdist band Gong

The singer and poet Gilli Smyth, who has died aged 83, co-founded the band Gong in 1967 with her partner, Daevid Allen. Smith’s pitch-leaping, free-form, often atonal vocal style, which she described as “musical landscaping”, became an integral component of Gong’s cosmic sound, and over time proved influential on electronica and techno music.

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