Period: Early 20th Century
Born: 1913 in Montreal, Canada
Died: Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California
Nation of Origin: Canada/United States
112 works of spatial music
- Pioneer in acoustic spatial music.
- Born in Montreal in 1913 to American parents. He began composing at age of 8.
- Relocated to New York in 1929.
- Composed and conducted for radio, films, ballet, and jazz.
- Taught orchestration at Juilliard.
- Since 1981 he lives in Santa Barbara, California.
- He creates music that relies on the position of performers in the hall.
- He won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Ice Field (2001).
Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186
Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413
Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257
Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679
Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109
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