Edgar Varese

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United States composer (born in France) whose music combines dissonance with complex rhythms and the use of electronic techniques (1883-1965)


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The correspondence includes letters to and from Edgard Varese, Aaron Copland, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, and many other well-known musical figures.
In 1932 the great composer Edgard Varese stated, " We need new instruments very badly.
Here puppets portray Huyghe and the architect Le Corbusier, among others, in a real-life drama with background music by Edgard Varese and Iannis Xenakis.
Zorn found himself inspired by such avant garde composers as Charles Ives, Edgard Varese, John Cage, Elliott Carter, Harry Partch, Alban Berg, Igor Stravinsky, Pierre Boulez, Mauricio Kagel and Carl Stalling.
Jolivet was a member of the French avant-garde composer group known as "La jeune France" (which included Massiaen), and was influenced musically by Schonberg, Stravinsky, and especially by his teacher, Edgard Varese.
The many-headed hydra of Zappa's music gobbles up elements as diverse as doo-wop, blues, electronic collage and free jazz, inspired by artists like Eric Dolphy, Sun Ra, Edgard Varese, John Cage and Charles Ives.
His score--an assemblage of Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, Philip Glass, Charles Ives, Edgard Varese, and John Zorn, as well as songs recorded by Whitney Houston--shows him at his most eclectic and inventive.
But when he discovered an Edgard Varese recording, that set him off on a lifelong course of experimental composition.
The moving-image element, clocking in at exactly sixty seconds, consists of brilliant post card views of a rocky, tundra-coated Norwegian hillside and is set to music by French composer Edgard Varese that feels like a sci-fi movie score (in the movie's final frames, stems and flowers push their way through the ground at time-lapse speed).
MRI, set to music of Edgard Varese, is performed on high bars and cargo nets suspended eight feet above the stage.
Indeed, the only unifying element in this disparate collection--which includes musique concrete by Pierre Schaeffer, Nam June Paik, and John Cage; electronic music by Henri Pousseur, Edgard Varese, lannis Xenakis, and Pauline Oliveros; and experiments by rock bands like Einsturzende Neubauten--may be the alteration of sounds after their initial generation.
The following chapter, "The Community of the Ultramoderns," returns to the mavericks, profiling Edgard Varese, Carl Ruggles, Charles Seeger, and Henry Cowell briefly, but its real focus is on the development of self-organizing societies of musicians.