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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Michael Gordon

Michael Gordon

July 20, 1956 – Miami Beach, FL, USA

“Michael Gordon merges subtle rhythmic invention with incredible power in his music, embodying, in the words of The New Yorker’s Alex Ross, “the fury of punk rock, the nervous brilliance of free jazz and the intransigence of classical modernism.” Over the past 25 years, Gordon has produced a strikingly diverse body of work, ranging from large-scale pieces for high-energy ensembles and major orchestral commissions to works conceived specifically for the recording studio. 516 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Phil Kline

Phil Kline

Akron, OH, USA

“Phil Kline is a composer and sound artist, who makes music in many genres and contexts, from experimental electronics and sound installations to songs, choral, theater, chamber and orchestral music. 347 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Steve Roden

Steve Roden

1964, Los Angeles, CA, USA

“Steve Roden is a visual and sound artist from Los Angeles, living in Pasadena. His work includes painting, drawing, sculpture, film/video, sound installation, text and performance. 938 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Augusta Read Thomas

Augusta Read Thomas

April 24, 1964 – Glen Cove, NY, USA

“The music of Augusta Read Thomas (b. 1964 in New York) is nuanced, majestic, elegant, capricious, lyrical, and colorful — “it is boldly considered music that celebrates the sound of the instruments and reaffirms the vitality of orchestral music.” (Philadelphia Inquirer) 616 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Chen Yi

Chen Yi

April 4, 1953 – Guangzhou, China

“As a prolific composer who blends Chinese and Western traditions, transcending cultural and musical boundaries, Dr. Chen Yi is the recipient of the prestigious Charles Ives Living Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2001. 341 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Judith Lang Zaimont

Judith Lang Zaimont

November 8, 1945 – Memphis, TN, USA

“Judith Lang Zaimont’s music is internationally acclaimed for its drama and expressiveness and has been programmed around the globe by major ensembles such as the Philadelphia Orchestra, Baltimore and Mississippi Symphonies, Berlin Radio Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, Kremlin Chamber Orchestra, Women’s Philharmonic, Connecticut Opera, New York Virtuosi, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestras (New York and Boston), American Guild of Organists, Harlem String Quartet, International Double Reed Society, World Viola Congress, Norway’s Bergen Wind Quintet, Zagreb Saxophone Quartet and others. 236 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Tania León

Tania León

May 14, 1943 – Havana, Cuba

“Tania León, (b. Havana, Cuba) is highly regarded as a composer and conductor and recognized for her accomplishments as an educator and advisor to arts organizations. 525 more words

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