Basel is commonly considered to be the cultural capital of Switzerland. The University of Basel , Switzerland's oldest university founded in , and the city's centuries-long commitment to humanism , have made Basel a safe haven at times of political unrest in other parts of Europe for such notable people as Erasmus of Rotterdam , the Holbein family, Friedrich Nietzsche , and in the 20th century also Hermann Hesse and Karl Jaspers. Basel has been the seat of a Prince-Bishopric since the 11th century, and joined the Swiss Confederacy in The city has been a commercial hub and an important cultural centre since the Renaissance , and has emerged as a centre for the chemical and pharmaceutical industries in the 20th century. In , Basel was chosen by Theodor Herzl as the location for the first World Zionist Congress , and altogether the congress has been held there ten times over a time span of 50 years, more than in any other location.
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Synth-pop short for synthesizer pop ;  also called techno-pop   is a subgenre of new wave music   that first became prominent in the late s and features the synthesizer as the dominant musical instrument. It was prefigured in the s and early s by the use of synthesizers in progressive rock , electronic , art rock , disco , and particularly the Krautrock of bands like Kraftwerk. It arose as a distinct genre in Japan and the United Kingdom in the post-punk era as part of the new wave movement of the late s to the mids. Electronic musical synthesizers that could be used practically in a recording studio became available in the mids, and the mids saw the rise of electronic art musicians. After the breakthrough of Gary Numan in the UK Singles Chart in , large numbers of artists began to enjoy success with a synthesizer-based sound in the early s.