It is with a great deal of sadness that I share the news that one of the UK's pioneers in electronic / electroacoustic music, Richard Orton, passed away during the night after a kidney operation.
Richard played a fundamental role in putting the UK on the map through his music, development work, publications and teaching and is a significant loss.
After retiring from the University of York he became an Honorary Research Fellow at our university and provided both inspiration and guidance to us in recent years. He also played a main role regarding the creation of the journal, "Organised Sound" which was first discussed in 1991. He was one of its four founding editors.
He will be missed by many students, friends and colleagues.