ZANOV is one of the first musicians to innovate in the world of electronic music in France.
His musical personality was formed by a combination of his scientific training, his obsession with imagining the distant future and his refusal of the musical constraints of the past.
In 1975 he discovered the Synthesizer and embarked on a captivating year of experimenting with sounds and new sound structures on a VCS3.
He set up his home studio, dividing his time with his job as a computer engineer, which he gradually completed with other legendary synthesizers, the ARP 2600, the RMI or the Korg PS 3300. His installations are complex but his scientific knowledge allows him to master the techniques of the time.
He produced 3 albums (1977, 1978 and 1983) with Polydor & Solaris. Three albums unanimously hailed by critics both for the quality of the sound and for an already very personal universe.
Zanov made several concerts at this time including the Golf Drouot, the Laser Olympia and the Planetarium in Paris. It was in 1980 that he began to work on a 4th album, but not having enough time he decided in 1983 to let go of his passion by making the promise to resume one day….
This is what happens in 2014. He acquires an Arturia Origin synthesizer, he digitizes all the tapes abandoned in 1983, modifies them and completes them to recreate the sound environment. After 34 years, “VIRTUAL FUTURE” maturation finally saw the light of day.
Once re-established the link between the past and the future, Zanov begins the year 2015 with a large number of musical and sound ideas in mind. He chooses to equip himself with an Access Virus TI synthesizer, in addition to the Arturia Origin and embarks on the composition of a new album.
He composes independent, shorter pieces, based on different and original ideas, but in which we find the color of his music. He creates all his sounds according to his emotions and paying particular attention to their combination and their evolution. Zanov ends 2015 with the mixing of his 5th album, “OPEN WORLDS”.
He then completed his equipment with an Arturia MatrixBrute and embarked on a period of concerts then in the composition of a 6th album "CHAOS ISLANDS" published in 2020.
For this album, ZANOV found his inspiration in the "Theory of Chaos", which has guided his thinking for a very long time... How can very simple rules, without anything random, create very complex systems which have completely unpredictable results? With this idea in mind, he composes music that is both simple and complex, ordered and unpredictable, from which emerge beauty, emotions and surprises at the edge of chaos.
And now 2023, at the dawn of his 76th birthday, a new album is born "LOST IN THE FUTURE", which is the musical translation of his questioning about the future.
This new album reflects the convergence of technological advancements and the human experience, creating a captivating fusion of futuristic sounds and melodic elements. It suggests a sense of adventure, uncertainty and the enigmatic nature of what lies ahead.