French electronic and visual artist, born in Grenoble, France on June 27th, 1944. He first made his name as a lighting and visual effects designer for artists such Magma (6)
, Stomu Yamash'ta
and The Who
. During the 70's he moved on from conventional lighting technology and pioneered the creative and commercial use of lasers, also inventing a novel laser harp (or ‘Syeringe’), thus reversing the orthodox logic of light triggered by music, to create music triggered by light, as well as controlling sound in a manner impossible with conventional synthesizers, and delivering a wider octave range. Around the mid 80's, Szajner abandoned music for two decades and as a result his music lapsed into relative obscurity. For connoisseurs, however, Szajner remains a leading exponent of his chosen genre.