Tristram Ogilvie Cary, OAM (1925 – 2008) was an English-Australian composer who’s varied catalogue includes many electroacoustic works alongside traditional instrumental language. In addition to works for the contemporary concert stage, Cary also wrote many commercial works for film, radio, and television. He penned the music for the Doctor Who series from 1963 to 1972. Cary was a pioneer in the promotion and creation of electronic music throughout the United Kingdom. In 1967 he established the first electronic music studio at the Royal College of Music and upon emigrating to Australia he expanded the electronic music studio at the University of Adelaide where he was a lecturer until 1986. While his name may still be a bit of a mystery for many, he was the composer who penned the music for ABC’s animated version of A Christmas Carol which won an Academy Award in 1972.
5 Pieces by Tristram Cary
1) Quartremass and the Pit (1967)
2) Music for Light (Red/White) (1968)
3) Narcissus for flute and two tape recorders (1968)
4) Centre Music (1967)
5) The Mutants from Doctor Who series (1972)