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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Judith Shatin

Judith Shatin

1949 – USA

“Judith Shatin is a composer and sound artist whose musical practice engages our social, cultural, and physical environments. She draws on expanded instrumental palettes and a cornucopia of the sounding world, from machines in a deep coal mine, to the calls of animals, the shuttle of a wooden loom, a lawnmower racing up a lawn, the ripping of tape. 431 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Hans Otte

Hans Otte

December 3, 1926 – Plauen, Germany
December 25, 2007 – Bremen, Germany

“Hans Otte was born to musical parents; both were amateur musicians and his mother became his first piano teacher. 497 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Paul Dresher

Paul Dresher

January 8, 1951 – Los Angeles, CA, USA

“Paul Dresher is one of the foremost and most internationally recognized composers of his generation. Noted for his ability to integrate diverse musical influences into his own coherent and unique personal style, he is pursuing many forms of musical expression including experimental opera and music theater, chamber and orchestral composition, live instrumental electro-acoustic chamber music performances and scores for theater, dance, and film. 432 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Alex Shapiro

Alex Shapiro

January 11, 1962 – New York City, NY, USA

“Alex Shapiro (b. New York City, 1962) composes genre-defying acoustic and electroacoustic solo, chamber and symphonic pieces known for their lyricism and drama. 229 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Miriam Gideon

Miriam Gideon

October 23, 1906, Greeley, CO, USA
June 18, 1996, New York City, NY, USA

“Miriam Gideon had a notable career as a musical educator and as a prolific composer whose works have been widely performed and published. 492 more words

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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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