Composer Biographies

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen

Karlheinz Stockhausen (1928–2007) composed 376 individually performable works. From 1977 to 2003 he composed the cycle of operas LICHT (LIGHT), The Seven Days of the Week, which comprises about 29 hours of music. All of the seven parts of this music-theatre work have...

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John Zorn

John Zorn

John Zorn (born September 2, 1953) is an American composer, arranger, producer, saxophonist, and multi-instrumentalist with hundreds of album credits as performer, composer, and producer across a variety of genres including jazz, rock, hardcore, classical, surf,...

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Andrea Young

Andrea Young

Andrea Young is a Canadian musician specializing in experimental voice and live-electronics. She performs an acoustic, amplified, processed and resynthesized voice, as well as a re-purposed sound-controlling voice enabled through feature extraction and data-driven...

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Nova Pon

Nova Pon (b. 1983) is a music composer based in western Canada. She has composed in major cities, a small island community, and an isolated forested acreage, in genres ranging from orchestral, chamber music, wind band, and choral works, to collaborations with film and...

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Carlos D. Perales

Carlos D. Perales

Carlos D. Perales (Úbeda, 1979), is a pianist, composer, conductor and researcher focused on the extension of the acoustic sound through the possibilities of the electronic expression and the human-computer interaction.

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Monica Pearce

Monica Pearce, originally from Prince Edward Island, is a composer of new classical/contemporary music with a particular affinity for solo and chamber music, opera, and musical theatre.

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Olivier Messiaen

Olivier Messiaen

From very early on it was clear that Messiaen would be a composer who would stand alone in the history of music. Coming not from any particular ‘school’ or style but forming and creating his own totally individual musical voice.

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Nicole Lizée

Nicole Lizée

Called a “brilliant musical scientist” and lauded for “creating a stir with listeners for her breathless imagination and ability to capture Gen-X and beyond generation”, Montreal based composer Nicole Lizée creates new music from an eclectic mix of influences including the earliest MTV videos, turntablism, rave culture, Hitchcock, Kubrick, 1960s psychedelia and 1960s modernism.

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Paolo Perezzani

Paolo Perezzani

Paolo Perezzani (1955) is an Italian composer. He graduated in philosophy at Bologna University and in 1982 in choral music and choral conducting. Perezzani studied composition with Sciarrino, teaching under him at Città di Castello from 1985 to 1988.

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Raphaël Cendo

Raphaël Cendo

A pianist by training, Raphaël Cendo performed with a hardcore rap group before institutionalising his training at the École Normale de Musdique and then at the Paris Conservatory (2000-2003).

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