FOREMOST COMPOSERS OF MICROTONAL MUSIC DIES AT 93

Jul 26, 2019

By Christine Ross

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American composer Ben Johnston has died at the age of 93.

The influential American musician created a large and varied catalog of chamber works, stage pieces and music for orchestra, choir, voice and solo piano.The avant-gard composer invented his own notation systems to account for his tunings, which could change from piece to piece. Johnson died of complications from Parkinson’s Disease.

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