Sunday, June 3, 2018


Colin McPhee (March 15, 1900 – January 7, 1964) was a Canadian composer and musicologist. He is primarily known for being the first Western composer to make an ethnomusicological study of Bali, and for the quality of that work. He also composed music influenced by that of Bali and Java decades before such compositions that were based on world music became widespread.

He moved to Bali in the early 30's, build himself a house there, studied Balinese music and culture and wrote a beautiful book about his life there, A House In Bali.... He moved back to America in 1939... In 1936, while he was in Mexico he composed his piece Tabuh Tabuhan, based on Balinese gamelan music....

Elliott Carter
December 11, 1908 – November 5, 2012) was an American composer who was twice awarded the Pulitzer Prize. He studied with Nadia Boulanger in Paris in the 1930s, then returned to the United States. After an early neoclassical phase, he developed a personal harmonic and rhythmic language. His compositions are known and performed throughout the world; they include orchestral, chamber music, solo instrumental, and vocal works.

Carter was productive in his later years, publishing more than 40 works between the ages of 90 and 100,[4] and over 20 more after he turned 100 in 2008.[5] He completed his last work, Epigrams for piano trio, on August 13, 2012....

His composition The Minotaur was based on the Greek legend of Theseus and the Minotaur.....



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