Ron Geesin

Genres: Drama Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s

Biography

Ayrshire, Scotland. One of Britain’s leading avant garde composers and performers, Geesin began his recording career in 1962 as a member of a jazz band, the Original Downtown Syncopators. Having released a self-titled solo EP of piano rolls, he left the group in 1965, initially to record soundtracks for television commercials. With the ensuing revenue Geesin built a studio in his flat and took a one-man show around the emergent ‘underground’ clubs. His radical first album, A Raise Of Eyebrows, was an experimental sound collage, blending unusual vocal and instrumental effects with synthesiser and banjo. It proved highly influential on Britain’s progressive rock scene. Pink Floyd adapted several of his ideas for the studio segments of 1969’s Ummagumma and Geesin collaborated with the band on the following year’s Atom Heart Mother. His spell within their circle was more fully realised on the film soundtrack Music From The Body, on which...

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