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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Mary Ellen Childs

Mary Ellen Childs

April 13, 1957 – Lafayette, IN, USA

“Mary Ellen Childs has been acclaimed for creating both rhythmic, exuberant instrumental works and bold, kinetic compositions that integrate music, dance and theater in fresh and unexpected ways.  576 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Evan Ziporyn

Evan Ziporyn

December 14, 1959 – Chicago, IL, USA

“Evan Ziporyn (b. 1959, Chicago) has composed for the Silk Road Ensemble, the American Composers Orchestra, Brooklyn Rider, So Percussion, Maya Beiser, Wu Man, Sentieri Selvaggi, and Bang on a Can. 181 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Florent Ghys

Florent Ghys

Bordeaux, France

“Double Bassist and Composer Florent Ghys’s music has been described as ”highly contrapuntal, intelligent…and inventive…” (WQXR); a ”thrilling breed of post-minimal chamber music” (Time Out NY). 229 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by George Antheil

George Antheil

July 8, 1900, Trenton, NJ, USA
February 12, 1959, New York City, NY, USA

“George Antheil (1900-1959) was an American composer—born in Trenton, New Jersey—who began his professional career in Europe, where he was friends with, among many others, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Ernest Hemingway, Eric Satie, and Igor Stravinsky. 262 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Jonathan Harvey

Jonathan Harvey

May 3, 1939 – Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
December 4, 2012 – Lewes, United Kingdom

“Jonathan Harvey was born to Noel and Gerald Harvey on 3 May 1939 in Sutton Coldfield. 535 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Galina Ustvolskaya

Galina Ustvolskaya

June 17, 1919 – Saint Petersburg, Russia
December 22, 2006 – Saint Petersburg, Russia

“Galina Ustvolskaya’s entire life (17.VI.1919—22.XII.2006) is tied up with one and the same city. 927 more words

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Discover This! 5 Pieces by Giacinto Scelsi

Giacinto Scelsi

January 8, 1905 – La Spezia, Italy
August 9, 1988 – Rome, Italy

“Count Giacinto Scelsi D’Ayala Valva, aristocrat, poet and composer, was one of the twentieth century’s more unusual musicians. 692 more words

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