|Schnitzler Live 1971|
|Schnitzler in costume on the streets of Linz, Austria, 1979|
Probably best known for his early work with Tangerine Dream and Kluster, he went on to release nearly 100 solo albums in his lifetime, a prolific outpouring by anyone's standards. A pioneering architect in electronic music, ambient, kosmische and new age.
Also Con’s role as founder of the Zodiak Free Arts Lab shouldn't be overlooked, the club went on to host bands such as Kluster, Tangerine Dream, Ash Ra Temple, Klaus Schultze and Agitation Free. He played an absolutely pivitol role in the birth of the Berlin krautrock scene, and without his presence, it wouldn’t have coalesced the way it did.
It's always a funny thing to be touched by someone you've never actually met, but whose creative presence has been a part of some of the best parts of your life. I hope his end was peaceful and painless.