Jean-Jacques Perrey, one of the founders of electronic music, died on Friday at the age of 87 due to lung cancer.
One of Perrey's most famous works is "Baroque Hoedown," which plays during the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disney World.
Dana Countryman, Perrey's frequent collaborator, posted a lengthy tribute to Perrey on Facebook, calling him the "pioneer of popular electronic music."
His crazy, happy music has been heard everywhere, from commercials to 'Sesame Street' in hip-hop songs, in dance remixes...
Perrey, born in 1929, started playing music when he was given an accordion for Christmas. While attending medical school, he met Georges Jenny, inventor of the Ondioline, the forerunner to the synthesizer. Perrey soon qu it medical school and taught himself to play the new instrument.
Perrey soon used the Ondioline and the new Moog synthesizer in the 1960s to create new sounds based on machines or buzzing flies.
"Once the sounds were recorded I would knead them, chop them, run them through filters backward at twice the speed (or half the speed), and in this way they would become practically unidentifiable," he wrote in an autobiography on his website."
Here's "Baroque Hoedown" from his album "The Sound In From The Way Out!", made famous by Disney theme parks.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.