Holger Czukay

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Holger Schüring[1] (24 March 1938 – 5 September 2017),[2] known professionally as Holger Czukay (/ˈʃʊk/),[3] was a German musician best known as a co-founder of the krautrock group Can. Described as "successfully bridg[ing] the gap between pop and the avant-garde",[4] Czukay was also notable for having created early important examples of ambient music, for having explored "world music" well before the term was coined, and for having been a pioneer of sampling.

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Holger Czukay
Czukay in 1973
Background information
Birth nameHolger Schüring
Born(1938-03-24)24 March 1938
Free City of Danzig (present-day Gdańsk, Poland)
Died5 September 2017(2017-09-05) (aged 79)
Weilerswist, Germany
Genres
Instrument(s)Bass, guitar, keyboards, percussion, drums, vocals, French horn
Years active1968–2017
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