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Contemporary classical music

Contemporary classical music can be understood as belonging to the period that started in the mid-1970s to early 1990s, which includes modernist, postmodern, neoromantic, and pluralist music. [1]

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Aldo Rafael Forte

Aldo Rafael Forte (b. Havana, Cuba, 1953) is a renowned American composer of Cuban descent.

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Alexandre Danilevsky

Alexandre Danilevsky (Александр Данилевский; born in 1957 in St. Petersburg) is a Russian-born French composer, lutenist, vielle player, active in Metz, France.

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Alfred Reed

Alfred Reed (January 25, 1921, New York – September 17, 2005, Miami, Florida) was an American, neo-classical composer, with more than two hundred published works for concert band, orchestra, chorus, and chamber ensemble to his name.

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Analog synthesizer

An analog (or analogue) synthesizer is a synthesizer that uses analog circuits and analog signals to generate sound electronically.

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André Laporte

André Laporte (born 12 July 1931) is a Belgian composer.

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Anton Webern

Anton Webern (3 December 1883 – 15 September 1945) was an Austrian composer and conductor.

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Antonio Braga

Antonio Braga (born 22 January 1929 - died 26 May 2009 in Naples) was an Italian classical composer.

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Arnold Schoenberg

Arnold Schoenberg or Schönberg (13 September 187413 July 1951) was an Austrian composer and painter, associated with the expressionist movement in German poetry and art, and leader of the Second Viennese School.

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Ars Musica

Founded in 1989, Ars Musica is an annual contemporary music international festival that takes place in Brussels during several weeks, usually in March.

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Art music

Art music—also known as formal music, serious music, erudite music, or legitimate music (sometimes shortened to legit music) —is an umbrella term used to refer to musical traditions implying advanced structural and theoretical considerationsJacques Siron, "Musique Savante (Serious music)", Dictionnaire des mots de la musique (Paris: Outre Mesure): 242.

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Art rock

Art rock is a subgenre of rock music that originated in the 1960s with influences from art (avant-garde and classical) music.

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Arvo Pärt

Arvo Pärt (born 11 September 1935) is an Estonian composer of classical and sacred music.

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Atonality

Atonality in its broadest sense is music that lacks a tonal center, or key.

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Aulis Sallinen

Aulis Sallinen (born April 9, 1935) is a Finnish contemporary classical music composer.

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Azio Corghi

Azio Corghi (born 9 March 1937 in Cirié, Piedmont) is an Italian opera composer, also a teacher and musicologist.

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Bang on a Can

Bang on a Can is a multi-faceted contemporary classical music organization based in New York City.

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Benjamin Britten

Edward Benjamin Britten, Baron Britten, (22 November 1913 – 4 December 1976) was an English composer, conductor and pianist.

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Bern Herbolsheimer

Bern Herbolsheimer (born September 2, 1948 in Great Falls, Montana) is an American composer.

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Brian Ferneyhough

Brian John Peter Ferneyhough (born 16 January 1943) is an English composer, who has resided in California, United States since 1987.

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Brothers Quay

Stephen and Timothy Quay (born June 17, 1947) are American identical twin brothers better known as the Brothers Quay or Quay Brothers.

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Bruce Adolphe

Bruce Adolphe (born May 31, 1955) is a U.S. composer and music scholar, the author of several books on music, and pianist.

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Bruno Maderna

Bruno Maderna (21 April 1920 – 13 November 1973) was an Italian conductor and composer.

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Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music

The Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music is an annual Festival dedicated to contemporary symphonic music by living composers.

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Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten

Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten is a short canon in A minor, written in 1977 by the Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, for string orchestra and bell.

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Carol Sams

Carol Sams (born 1945) is an American composer based in the Seattle area.

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Carter Pann

Carter Pann (born February 21, 1972, La Grange, Illinois) is an American composer.

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Charles Rochester Young

Charles Rochester Young (1965) is an American composer, music educator, conductor and saxophonist.

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Charles Wuorinen

Charles Peter Wuorinen (born June 9, 1938) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer of contemporary classical music based in New York City.

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Cindy McTee

Cindy McTee (born February 20, 1953) is an American composer and educator.

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Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf

Claus-Steffen Mahnkopf (born 22 October 1962) is a German composer, editor, and author.

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Computer

A computer is a general-purpose device that can be programmed to carry out a set of arithmetic or logical operations automatically.

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Consonance and dissonance

In music, consonance and dissonance form a structural dichotomy in which the terms define each other by mutual exclusion: a consonance is what is not dissonant, and reciprocally.

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Dan Welcher

Dan Welcher (born March 2, 1948) is an American composer, conductor, and music educator.

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Dana Wilson

Dana Richard Wilson (born 1946) is an American composer, jazz pianist, and teacher.

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Daniel Bukvich

Daniel Bukvich (born 1954) is an American composer and percussionist.

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Daniel Catán

Daniel Catán (April 3, 1949 – April 8, 2011) was a Mexican composer known particularly for his operas.

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Darmstädter Ferienkurse

Initiated in 1946 by Wolfgang Steinecke, the Internationale Ferienkurse für Neue Musik, Darmstadt (Darmstadt International Summer Courses for New Music), held annually until 1970 and subsequently every two years, encompass both the teaching of composition and interpretation and include premières of new works.

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Daron Hagen

Daron Aric Hagen (born November 4, 1961, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin) is an American composer, conductor, pianist, educator, librettist, and stage director of contemporary classical music and opera.

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David Bedford

David Vickerman Bedford (4 August 1937 – 1 October 2011) was an English composer and musician.

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David Del Tredici

David Del Tredici (born March 16, 1937) is an American composer.

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David Gillingham

David R. Gillingham (born 1947) is a contemporary composer.

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David Maslanka

David Maslanka (born August 30, 1943, in New Bedford, Massachusetts) is a U.S. composer who writes for a variety of genres, including works for choir, wind ensemble, chamber music, and symphony orchestra.

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David Sawer

David Sawer (born 14 September 1961) is a British composer of opera and choral, orchestral and chamber music.

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David T. Little

David T. Little (born October 25, 1978) is an American composer and drummer known for his orchestral and operatic works, most notably his opera Dog Days which was named a standout opera of recent decades by The New York Times.

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Delian Society

The Delian Society is an international community of composers, performers, academics, independent scholars, recording engineers, music publishers, and amateurs dedicated to revitalizing and promoting tonality in contemporary art music.

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Dmitri Shostakovich

Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Дми́трий Дми́триевич Шостако́вич|Dmitriy Dmitrievich Shostakovich,; 25 September 19069 August 1975) was a Russian composer and pianist, and a prominent figure of 20th-century music.

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Donald Grantham

Donald Grantham (born November 9, 1947) is an American composer and music educator.

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Donald Martino

Donald Martino (May 16, 1931 – December 8, 2005) was a Pulitzer Prize winning American composer.

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Donaueschingen Festival

The Donaueschingen Festival (in German: Donaueschinger Musiktage) is a festival for new music that takes place every October in the small town of Donaueschingen in south-western Germany.

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Early music revival

The general discussion of how to perform music from ancient or earlier times did not become an important subject of interest until the 19th century, when Europeans began looking to ancient culture generally, and musicians began to discover the musical riches from earlier centuries.

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Eclecticism

Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases.

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Eclecticism in music

In music, eclecticism is the conscious use of styles alien to the composer's own nature, or from a bygone era.

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Edward Gregson

Edward Gregson (born 23 July 1945), is an English composer of international standing, whose music has been performed, broadcast, and recorded worldwide.

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Einojuhani Rautavaara

Einojuhani Rautavaara (born 9 October 1928) is a Finnish composer of contemporary classical music, and is one of the most notable Finnish composers after Jean Sibelius.

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Electroacoustic music

Electroacoustic music originated in Western art music around the middle of the 20th century, following the incorporation of electric sound production into compositional practice.

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Elliot Goldenthal

Elliot Goldenthal (born May 2, 1954) is an American composer of contemporary classical music.

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Elliott Carter

Elliott Cook Carter, Jr. (December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize.

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Eric Ewazen

Eric Ewazen (born March 1, 1954, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American composer and teacher.

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Eric Whitacre

Eric Whitacre (born January 2, 1970) is a Grammy-winning American composer, conductor and speaker, known for his choral, orchestral and wind ensemble music.

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Erkki Salmenhaara

Erkki Olavi Salmenhaara (March 12, 1941 – March 19, 2002) was a Finnish composer and musicologist.

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Experimental music

Experimental music is a compositional tradition that arose in the mid-20th century, particularly in North America, of music composed in such a way that its outcome is unforeseeable.

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Expressionism

Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Extended technique

In music, extended technique is unconventional, unorthodox, or non-traditional methods of singing or of playing musical instruments employed to obtain unusual sounds or timbres.

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Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story).

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Film score

A film score (also sometimes called background score, background music, film music or incidental music) is original music written specifically to accompany a film.

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Fluxus

Fluxus—a name taken from a Latin word meaning "flow, flux" (noun); "flowing, fluid" (adj.)—is an international network of artists, composers and designers noted for blending different artistic media and disciplines in the 1960s.

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Franco Donatoni

Franco Donatoni (9 June 1927 – 17 August 2000) was an Italian composer.

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Frank Ticheli

Frank Ticheli (born January 21, 1958) is an American composer of orchestral, choral, chamber, and concert band works.

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Gaudeamus Foundation

The Gaudeamus Foundation and Contemporary Music Center organizes and promotes contemporary musical activities and concerts in the Netherlands and abroad.

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Gavin Bryars

Richard Gavin Bryars (born 16 January 1943) is an English composer and double bassist.

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George Benjamin (composer)

George William John Benjamin, CBE (born 31 January 1960) is a British composer of classical music.

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George Enescu Festival

The George Enescu Festival (also known as George Enescu International Festival and Competition), held in honor of the celebrated Romanian composer George Enescu, is the biggest classical music festival and classical international competition held in Romania and one of the biggest in Eastern Europe.

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George Rochberg

George Rochberg (July 5, 1918May 29, 2005) was an American composer of contemporary classical music.

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Gerald Barry (composer)

Gerald Barry (born 28 April 1952) is an Irish composer.

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Grant Colburn

Grant Colburn (born in Wisconsin in 1966) is an American composer, pianist and harpsichordist.

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Gunther Schuller

Gunther Alexander Schuller (November 22, 1925June 21, 2015) was an American composer, conductor, horn player, author, historian and jazz musician.

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Guy Woolfenden

Guy Anthony Woolfenden OBE (born 12 July 1937) is an English composer and conductor.

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György Ligeti

György Sándor Ligeti (Ligeti György Sándor; 28 May 1923 – 12 June 2006) was a composer of contemporary classical music.

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Hans Werner Henze

Hans Werner Henze (1 July 1926 – 27 October 2012) was a German composer.

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Harrison Birtwistle

Sir Harrison Birtwistle (born 15 July 1934) is a British composer.

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Harry Halbreich

Harry Halbreich (born February 9, 1931, Berlin) is a Belgian musicologist.

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Hendrik Bouman

Hendrik "Henk" Bouman (born 29 September 1951, Dordrecht) is a Dutch harpsichordist, fortepianist, conductor and composer of music written in the baroque and classical idioms of the 17th and 18th century.

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Henri Pousseur

Henri Pousseur (23 June 1929 – 6 March 2009) was a Belgian composer, teacher, and music theorist.

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Henrik Otto Donner

Henrik Otto Donner (16 November 1939 – 26 June 2013) was a Finnish composer, musician and all-round music personality.

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Henry Cowell

Henry Cowell (March 11, 1897 – December 10, 1965) was an American composer, music theorist, pianist, teacher, publisher, and impresario.

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Henryk Górecki

Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (English pronunciation Go-RET-ski; December 6, 1933 – November 12, 2010) was a Polish composer of contemporary classical music.

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Howard Shore

Howard Leslie Shore (born October 18, 1946) is a Canadian composer who is notable for his film scores.

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Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival

The Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival is a new music festival held in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, founded in 1978.

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Instrumentation (music)

In music, instrumentation is the particular combination of musical instruments employed in a composition, and the properties of those instruments individually.

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Jack Stamp

Jack Stamp (born March 5, 1954 in College Park, Maryland) is a North American Wind Ensemble conductor and composer.

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James Dillon (composer)

James Dillon (born October 29, 1950) is a Scottish composer who is often regarded as belonging to the New Complexity school.

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James Erber

James Erber (born 1951) is a British composer of the New Complexity school.

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James MacMillan

Sir James Loy MacMillan, CBE (born 16 July 1959) is a Scottish classical composer and conductor.

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Jan Van der Roost

Jan Van der Roost (born Duffel, 1956) is a Belgian composer.

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Javier Pérez Garrido

Javier Pérez Garrido is a Spanish composer, conductor, clarinetist and music teacher.

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Jean-Luc Godard

Jean-Luc Godard (born 3 December 1930) is a French-Swiss film director, screenwriter and film critic.

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Johan de Meij

Johannes Abraham (Johan) de Meij (born November 23, 1953, Voorburg) is a Dutch conductor, trombonist, and composer, best known for his Symphony No. 1, nicknamed "The Lord of the Rings" symphony.

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John Adams (composer)

John Coolidge Adams (born February 15, 1947) is an American composer with strong roots in minimalism.

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John Cage

John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, and artist.

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John Corigliano

John Corigliano (born 16 February 1938 in New York City, United States) is an American composer of classical music.

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John Eaton (composer)

John Charles Eaton (born 30 March 1935) is an American composer, recipient of the Prix de Rome, Guggenheim Fellow, MacArthur Fellow, and professor emeritus of composition at the University of Chicago.

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John Harbison

John Harris Harbison (born December 20, 1938) is an American composer, known for his symphonies, operas, and large choral works.

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John Mackey (composer)

John Mackey (born October 1, 1973) is an American composer of classical music, with an emphasis on music for wind band, as well as orchestra.

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John Rutter

John Milford Rutter (born 24 September 1945) is a British composer, conductor, editor, arranger and record producer, mainly of choral music.

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John Tavener

Sir John Kenneth Tavener (28 January 1944 – 12 November 2013) was a British composer, known for his extensive output of religious works, including The Protecting Veil, Song for Athene and The Lamb.

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John Tyrrell (musicologist)

John Tyrrell (born 1942) is a British musicologist.

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Jonathan Harvey (composer)

Jonathan Harvey (3 May 1939 – 4 December 2012) was a British composer.

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Josef Tal

Josef Tal (Hebrew: יוסף טל; September 18, 1910 – August 25, 2008) was an Israeli composer.

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Joseph Schwantner

Joseph Clyde Schwantner (born March 22, 1943 in Chicago, Illinois) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer, educator and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters since 2002.

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Juan Carlos Figueiras

Juan Carlos Figueiras (born 1957) is an Argentine composer and pianist.

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Judith Weir

Judith Weir CBE (born 11 May 1954) is a British composer and Master of the Queen's Music.

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Julie Giroux

Julie Ann Giroux (born December 12, 1961 in Fairhaven, Massachusetts) is an American composer of orchestral, choral, chamber, and numerous concert band works.

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Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho (née Laakkonen, born 14 October 1952) is a Finnish composer based in Paris, France.

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Karel Husa

Karel Husa (born August 7, 1921 in Prague, Czechoslovakia) is a Czech-born classical composer and conductor, winner of the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Music and 1993 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Music Composition.

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Karl Jenkins

Sir Karl William Pamp Jenkins, CBE (born 17 February 1944) is a Welsh musician and composer known for "Adiemus", The Armed Man and his Requiem.

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Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen (22 August 1928 – 5 December 2007) was a German composer, widely acknowledged by critics as one of the most important but also controversial composers of the 20th and early 21st centuries.

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Kenneth Hesketh

Kenneth Hesketh (born 1968) is a British composer of contemporary classical music in numerous genres including opera, dance, orchestral, chamber, vocal and solo.

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Krzysztof Penderecki

Krzysztof Eugeniusz Penderecki (born 23 November 1933) is a Polish composer and conductor.

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La Chinoise

La Chinoise is a 1967 French political film directed by Jean-Luc Godard about young revolutionaries in Paris.

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Lauda (song)

The lauda (Italian pl. laude) or lauda spirituale was the most important form of vernacular sacred song in Italy in the late medieval era and Renaissance.

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Le Corbusier

Charles-Édouard Jeanneret-Gris, who was better known as Le Corbusier (October 6, 1887 – August 27, 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture.

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Leslie Bassett

Leslie Bassett (born January 22, 1923 in Hanford, California) is an American composer of classical music, and the University of Michigan’s Albert A. Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition.

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Liberation theology

Liberation theology has been described as "an interpretation of Christian faith out of the experience of the poor...an attempt to read the Bible and key Christian doctrines with the eyes of the poor", or "the message of the gospels", restored from "the first three centuries it was...

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Lior Navok

Lior Navok (born September 6, 1971) (Hebrew: ליאור נבוק) is an Israeli classical composer and conductor.

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List of contemporary classical ensembles

This page lists ensembles that specialise in contemporary classical music.

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Liza Lim

Liza Lim (born 30 August 1966) is an Australian composer.

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Lorenzo Ferrero

Lorenzo Ferrero (born 1951) is a contemporary Italian composer, librettist, author, and book editor.

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Louis Siciliano

Louis Siciliano ALUEI (born 19 March 1975) is an awards winning (Silver Ribbon 2005, Italy. Best composer of year at Venice Film Festival 2010), music composer, poly-instrumentalist, conductor, sound engineer, music producer, poet, (poesie muratorie, lieto colle edition) writer (La Lungara: Un fiume di piombo. Graus Editore) and philosopher.

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Luca Francesconi

Luca Francesconi (born 17 March 1956 in Milan) is an Italian composer.

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Luca Lombardi

Luca Lombardi (born 24 December 1945 in Rome) is an Italian composer.

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Lucerne Festival

The Lucerne Festival is a summer music festival in Lucerne, Switzerland.

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Luciano Berio

Luciano Berio, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI(October 24, 1925 – May 27, 2003) was an Italian composer.

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Luigi Nono

Luigi Nono (29 January 1924 – 8 May 1990) was an Italian avant-garde composer of classical music and remains one of the most prominent composers of the 20th century.

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Lumpers and splitters

Lumpers and splitters are opposing factions in any discipline which has to place individual examples into rigorously defined categories.

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Magnus Lindberg

Magnus Lindberg (born 27 June 1958) is a Finnish composer and pianist.

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Mark Adamo

Mark Adamo (born 1962) is an American composer and librettist.

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Mark Camphouse

Mark Camphouse (born 1954 in Oak Park, Illinois) is an American composer and conductor who has written primarily for symphonic winds, but whose output also includes works for orchestra, choir and chamber brass.

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MATA Festival

The MATA Festival is a New York-based annual contemporary classical music festival devoted to championing the works of young composers.

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Melodic motion

Melodic motion is the quality of movement of a melody, including nearness or farness of successive pitches or notes in a melody.

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Michael Berkeley

Michael Fitzhardinge Berkeley, Baron Berkeley of Knighton, CBE (born 29 May 1948) is a British composer and broadcaster on music.

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Michael Colgrass

Michael Colgrass (born April 22, 1932, Chicago, Illinois) is an American-born Canadian musician, composer, and educator.

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Michael Daugherty

Michael Kevin Daugherty (born April 28, 1954) is an American composer, pianist, and teacher.

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Michael Finnissy

Michael Finnissy (born 17 March 1946) is an English composer and pianist.

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Michael Gandolfi

Michael James Gandolfi (born July 5, 1956) is an American composer of contemporary classical music.

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Michael Nyman

Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano.

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Michael Obst (composer)

Michael Obst (born 30 November 1955) is a German composer and pianist.

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Michael Talbot (musicologist)

Michael Talbot (born 4 January 1943 in Luton) is a British musicologist and composer.

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Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was an English composer who rose to prominence during and immediately after the Second World War.

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Michel van der Aa

Michel van der Aa (born 10 March 1970) is a Dutch composer of contemporary classical music.

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Microtonal music

Microtonal music or microtonality is the use in music of microtones—intervals smaller than a semitone, which are also called "microintervals".

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Milton Babbitt

Milton Byron Babbitt (May 10, 1916 – January 29, 2011) was an American composer, music theorist, and teacher.

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Minimal music

Minimal music is an aesthetic, a style, or a technique of music associated with the work of American composers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass.

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Minimalism

In the visual arts and music, minimalism is a style that uses pared-down design elements.

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Missy Mazzoli

Missy Mazzoli (born 1980) is an American composer and pianist living in Brooklyn, New York who has received critical acclaim for her chamber, orchestral and operatic work.

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Mixed media

Mixed media, in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.

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Modernism (music)

In music, modernism is a philosophical and aesthetic stance underlying the period of change and development in musical language that occurred around the turn of the 20th century, a period of diverse reactions in challenging and reinterpreting older categories of music, innovations that lead to new ways of organizing and approaching harmonic, melodic, sonic, and rhythmic aspects of music, and changes in aesthetic worldviews in close relation to the larger identifiable period of modernism in the arts of the time.

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Modulor

The Modulor is an anthropometric scale of proportions devised by the Swiss-born French architect Le Corbusier (1887–1965).

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Mohammed Fairouz

Mohammed Fairouz (born November 1, 1985) is an American composer.

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Morten Lauridsen

Morten Johannes Lauridsen (born February 27, 1943) is an American composer.

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Musical historicism

Musical historicism signifies the use of historical materials, structures, styles, techniques, media, conceptual content, etc., whether by a single composer or those associated with a particular school, movement, or period.

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Musical notation

Music notation or musical notation is any system used to visually represent aurally perceived music through the use of written symbols, including ancient or modern musical symbols.

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Musical tuning

In music, there are two common meanings for tuning.

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Musique concrète

Musique concrète (meaning "concrete music") is a genre of electroacoustic music that is made in part from acousmatic sound, or sound without an apparent originating cause.

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Neoclassicism (music)

Neoclassicism in music was a twentieth-century trend, particularly current in the period between the two World Wars, in which composers sought to return to aesthetic precepts associated with the broadly defined concept of "classicism", namely order, balance, clarity, economy, and emotional restraint.

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Neoromanticism (music)

Neoromanticism in music is a return (at any of several points in the nineteenth or twentieth centuries) to the emotional expression associated with nineteenth-century Romanticism.

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New Objectivity

The New Objectivity (in Neue Sachlichkeit) is a term used to characterize the attitude of public life in Weimar Germany as well as the art, literature, music, and architecture created to adapt to it.

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Nicholas Maw

John Nicholas Maw (5 November 1935 – 19 May 2009) was a British composer.

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Nico Muhly

Nico Muhly (born August 26, 1981) is an American contemporary classical music composer and arranger, who has worked and recorded with classical and pop/rock musicians.

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Nicolas Roeg

Nicolas Jack Roeg (born 15 August 1928) is an English film director and cinematographer.

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Nigel Osborne

Nigel Osborne MBE, FRCM (born 23 June 1948 Manchester, Lancashire, England of Scottish parents) is a British composer.

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Olga Neuwirth

Olga Neuwirth (born 4 August 1968 in Graz) is an Austrian composer.

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Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen (December 10, 1908 – April 27, 1992) was a French composer, organist and ornithologist, one of the major composers of the 20th century.

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On the Transmigration of Souls

On the Transmigration of Souls is a composition for orchestra, chorus, children's choir and pre-recorded tape by composer John Adams (born 1947).

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Oscar Bianchi

is a Gaudeamus Laureate composer of Italian and Swiss citizenships.

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Other Minds

Other Minds is a San Francisco based private 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, founded in 1992 by Charles Amirkhanian (who serves as Executive and Artistic Director) and Jim Newman (President Emeritus).

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Oxford English Dictionary

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED), published by the Oxford University Press, is a descriptive (as opposed to prescriptive) dictionary of the English language.

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Paul Mealor

Paul Mealor FRSA (born 25 November 1975) is a Welsh composer.

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Paulo Galvão

Paulo Galvão (born 1967 in Portimão, Algarve, Portugal) is a composer, lutenist, theorbist and guitarist.

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Péter Eötvös

Péter Eötvös (Hungarian: Eötvös Péter) (born 2 January 1944) is a Hungarian composer and conductor.

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Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival

The Peninsula Arts Contemporary Music Festival is held in Plymouth, Devon, England.

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Per Nørgård

Per Nørgård (pronounced; born July 13, 1932) is a Danish composer.

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Performance

A performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience.

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Performance art

Performance art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary.

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Peter Graham (composer)

Peter Graham (Lanarkshire, Scotland), born 1958, is one of the leading composers for brass band.

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Peter Maxwell Davies

Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, CH, CBE (born 8 September 1934) is an English composer and conductor.

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Philip Glass

Philip Morris Glass (born January 31, 1937) is an American composer.

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Philip Sparke

Philip Allen Sparke (born 29 December 1951) is a British composer and musician.

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Pierre Boulez

Pierre Boulez (born 26 March 1925) is a French composer, conductor, writer, and pianist.

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Plainsong

Plainsong (also plainchant; cantus planus) is a body of chants used in the liturgies of the Western Church.

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Polyrhythm

Polyrhythm is the simultaneous use of two or more conflicting rhythms, that are not readily perceived as deriving from one another, or as simple manifestations of the same meter.

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Postminimalism

Postminimalism is an art term coined (as "post-minimalism") by Robert Pincus-Witten in 1971Chilvers, Ian and Glaves-Smith, John, A Dictionary of Modern and Contemporary Art, second edition (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2009), p. 569.

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Postmodern music

Postmodern music is either simply music of the postmodern era, or music that follows aesthetical and philosophical trends of postmodernism.

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Pulitzer Prize

The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.

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Rhys Chatham

Rhys Chatham (born September 19, 1952) is an American composer, guitarist, trumpet player, multi-instrumentalist (flutes in C, alto and bass, keyboard), primarily active in avant-garde and minimalist music.

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Richard Barrett (composer)

Richard Barrett (born 7 November 1959) is a Welsh composer.

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Richard Meale

Richard Graham Meale, AM, MBE (24 August 193223 November 2009) was an Australian composer of instrumental works and operas.

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Richard Rodney Bennett

Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, CBE (29 March 193624 December 2012) was an English composer of film, TV and concert music, and also a jazz pianist.

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Ricky Ian Gordon

Ricky Ian Gordon (born May 15, 1956) is an American composer of art song, opera and musical theatre.

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Robert Ashley

Robert Ashley (March 28, 1930 – March 3, 2014) was an American composer, who was best known for his operas and other theatrical works, many of which incorporate electronics and extended techniques.

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Robert Moran

Robert Moran (born January 8, 1937) is an American composer of operas and ballets as well as numerous orchestral, vocal, chamber and dance works.

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Robert W. Smith (musician)

Robert W. Smith is an American composer, arranger, and teacher.

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Roberto Carnevale

Roberto Carnevale (born 15 June 1966) is an Italian composer, pianist and conductor.

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Roger Redgate

Roger Redgate is a British musician.

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Roger Sessions

Roger Huntington Sessions (December 28, 1896March 16, 1985) was an American composer, critic, and teacher of music.

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Roman Turovsky-Savchuk

Roman Mikhailovich Turovsky-Savchuk (Ukrainian: Роман Михайлович Туровський-Савчук) is an American painter and lutenist-composer.

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Romanticism

Romanticism (also the Romantic era or the Romantic period) was an artistic, literary, and intellectual movement that originated in Europe toward the end of the 18th century and in most areas was at its peak in the approximate period from 1800 to 1850.

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Ron Nelson

Ron Nelson is a composer of both classical and popular music and a retired music academic.

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Rudolf Brucci

Rudolf Brucci (Bruči) (March 30, 1917 – October 30, 2002), was a composer of Croatian and Italian origin, born in Zagreb.

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S. P. Somtow

S.

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Samuel Hazo

Samuel Robert Hazo (born 1966) is an American composer of primarily music for concert band.

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Scott Lindroth

Scott Lindroth is an American composer and teacher based near Durham, North Carolina.

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Scott McAllister

Scott McAllister (born 1969) is an American composer and clarinetist.

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Scottish folk music

Scottish folk music (also Scottish traditional music) is music that uses forms that are identified as part of the Scottish musical tradition.

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September 11 attacks

The September 11 attacks (also referred to as September 11, September 11th, or 9/11)9/11 is pronounced "nine eleven".

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Serialism

In music, serialism is a method or technique of composition that uses a series of values to manipulate different musical elements.

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Social realism

Social realism, an international art movement, refers to the work of painters, printmakers, photographers and filmmakers who draw attention to the everyday conditions of the working class and the poor; social realists are critical of the social structures which maintain these conditions.

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Sound art

Sound art is an artistic discipline in which sound is utilised as a medium.

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Spectral music

Spectral music (or spectralism) is a compositional technique developed in the 1970s, using computer analysis of the quality of timbre in acoustic music or artificial timbres derived from synthesis.

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Stanley Sadie

Stanley John Sadie, CBE (30 October 1930, Wembley – 21 March 2005, Cossington, Somerset) was an influential and prolific British musicologist, music critic, and editor.

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Stefano Vagnini

Stefano Vagnini (born 1963) is an Italian musician, composer, poet and Modular Art theorist who lives and brings his music around the world.

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Steve Reich

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

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Steven Bryant (composer)

Steven Bryant (born May 28, 1972 in Little Rock, Arkansas) is an active American composer and conductor with a varied catalog, including works for orchestra, wind ensemble, electronics, and chamber music.

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Steven Reineke

Steven Reineke (born September 14, 1970) is a conductor, composer, and arranger from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Steven Stucky

Steven Stucky (born November 7, 1949) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer.

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Symphony No. 3 (Górecki)

The Symphony No.

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Synthesizer

A sound synthesizer (usually abbreviated as "synthesizer" or "synth", also spelled "synthesiser") is an electronic musical instrument that generates electric signals converted to sound through loudspeakers or headphones.

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Terry Riley

Terrence Mitchell "Terry" Riley (born June 24, 1935) is an American composer and performing musician associated with the minimalist school of Western classical music, of which he was a pioneer.

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The Shining (film)

The Shining is a 1980 British-American psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, co-written with novelist Diane Johnson, and starring Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd, and Scatman Crothers.

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Thomas Adès

Thomas Adès (born 1 March 1971) is a British composer, pianist and conductor.

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Thomas C. Duffy

Thomas C. Duffy, DMA (born June 17, 1955) is Professor (adjunct) of Music and the Director of Bands at Yale University.

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Tim Benjamin

Tim Benjamin (born 14 September 1975) is an Anglo-French composer.

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Timbre

In music, timbre also known as tone color or tone quality from psychoacoustics, is the quality of a musical note, sound, or tone that distinguishes different types of sound production, such as voices and musical instruments, string instruments, wind instruments, and percussion instruments.

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Twelve-tone technique

Twelve-tone technique—also known as dodecaphony, twelve-tone serialism, and (in British usage) twelve-note composition—is a method of musical composition devised by Austrian composer Arnold Schoenberg (1874–1951).

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Valentyn Sylvestrov

Valentyn Vasylyovych Sylvestrov (Валенти́н Васи́льович Сильве́стров; born 30 September 1937 in Kiev, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union) is a Ukrainian pianist and composer of contemporary classical music.

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Veljo Tormis

Veljo Tormis (born 7 August 1930 in Kuusalu) is an Estonian composer, regarded as one of the greatest living choral composers and one of the most important composers of the 20th century in Estonia.

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Vincent Persichetti

Vincent Ludwig Persichetti (June 6, 1915 – August 14, 1987) was an American composer, teacher, and pianist.

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Vox Saeculorum

Vox Sæculorum is an international society of contemporary composers writing in the Baroque style established in 2006.

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W. Francis McBeth

William Francis McBeth (March 9, 1933 – January 6, 2012) was a prolific American composer, whose wind band works are highly respected.

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Walkabout (film)

Walkabout is a 1971 film set in Australia, directed by Nicolas Roeg and starring Jenny Agutter, Luc Roeg (credited as Lucien John) and David Gulpilil.

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Warren Benson

Warren Benson (January 26, 1924 – October 6, 2005) was an American composer.

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Warsaw Autumn

Warsaw Autumn (Warszawska Jesień) is the largest international Polish festival of contemporary music.

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Wolfgang Rihm

Wolfgang Rihm (born 13 March 1952 in Karlsruhe) is a German composer.

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Yasuhide Ito

is a contemporary Japanese composer.

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York Höller

York Höller (born 11 January 1944 in Leverkusen) is a German composer and Professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik Köln.

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2001: A Space Odyssey (film)

2001: A Space Odyssey is a 1968 epic science fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick.

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