Conrad (“Conny”) Schnitzler (17 March 1937 – 4 August 2011) was a prolific German experimental musician. Schnitzler’s father was German, his mother was Italian. He had a wife and they had three children, one of whom is son Gregor Schnitzler, who was born in 1964 in Berlin and who is a film director.Schnitzler was born in Düsseldorf. A co founder of West Berlin’s Zodiak Free Arts Lab, he was an early member of Tangerine Dream (1969–1970) and a founder of the band Kluster. He left Kluster in 1971, first working with his group Eruption and then focusing on solo works. Schnitzler participated in several collaborations with other electronic musicians. Conrad Schnitzler died from stomach cancer on 4 August 2011 in Berlin.