Diss Express story and Pink Floyd music results in new display at town’s museum

Diss Museum manager Basil Abbott. ANL-150315-161627006

Diss Museum manager Basil Abbott. ANL-150315-161627006

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An unlikely connection between a Diss Express story and the music of Pink Floyd has resulted in a new display at the town’s museum.

When museum manager Basil Abbott was an Express reporter, he interviewed electronic music composer Tristram Cary at his Fressingfield studio. Some 46 years later, musician and music teacher Tristran Burfield suggested a commemoration of Cary’s work.

This resulted in a display when the museum reopened for the season on Saturday, and there will be a concert in St Mary’s Hall on the evening of Saturday, April 9, with a display there during the day.

A prize exhibit will be a prototype synthesizer developed by Cary and used by bands like Pink Floyd, The Who and Hawkwind. The original Express article was traced to an Australian archive and is in the display at the museum