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Cornelius Cardew (b. Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, May 7, 1936; d. London, December 13, 1981) was an English avant-garde composer, and founder (with Howard Skempton and Michael Parsons) of the Scratch Orchestra, an experimental performing ensemble.

His musical career thus began as a chorister. From 1953-57, Cardew studied piano, cello, and composition at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 1957, he performed in the…

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  • wish i could find a download of we only want the earth somewhere
  • good stuff
  • Stockhausen serves imperialism - a polemic pamphlet,Cornelius Cardew. http://www.ubu.com/historical/cardew/cardew_stockhausen.pdf
  • http://www.highdive.de/deadpopstars/cardew/
  • Treatise was the pivotal element of his Œuvre.
  • magick
  • nice
  • A fine pianist as well.
  • the Tilbury/Duch/Davies CD ('Works 1960-70') is very pretty.
  • http://www.blockmuseum.northwestern.edu/picturesofmusic/pages/anim.html

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