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Profiles: Milton Babbitt

Milton Babbitt (1916-2011) was an American composer who composed for both acoustic and electronic instruments (including the RCA Mark II Synthesizer) and was a founding member of the Columbia-Princeton Electronic Music Center (now known as the Columbia University Computer Music … Continue reading

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Profiles: Henryk Górecki

Henryk Górecki (1933-2010) was a Polish composer who, like many composers of his generation, began influenced by the expressionists – disillusioned post-war figures who captured the ugly side of the 20th century through heavily controlled, over-processed, and overwrought music.  As he grew … Continue reading

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Profiles: Arthur Russell

Arthur Russell (1951-1992) was a midwestern boy who made his way to New York in his 20s and remained there for the rest of his life.  A classically-trained cellist, New York avant-garde composer, and disco artist, the broad range of labels … Continue reading

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Profiles: Morton Feldman

Morton Feldman (1926-1987) has often been referred to as a colorist for his sensitivity to timbre. For this, though generally associated with the New York School composers John Cage, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff; Feldman may seem more strongly related … Continue reading

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