Gordon Mumma (March 30, 1935, in Framingham, Massachusetts) is a composer. He cofounded Ann Arbor's Cooperative Studio for Electronic Music with Robert Ashley, was a musician with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company (with John Cage and David Tudor) and was a member of the Sonic Arts Union with Ashley, Alvin Lucier, and David Behrman.
Beat Furrer (b. 6 December 1954) is an Austrian composer and conductor of Swiss birth. Born in Schaffhausen, Switzerland, Furrer relocated to Vienna in 1975 to pursue studies with Roman Haubenstock-Ramati (composition) and Otmar Suitner (conducting).
He lives in New York City and Long Valley, New Jersey. Wuorinen is married to his longtime partner and manager Howard Stokar.Charles Wuorinen (born June 9, 1938 in New York City) is an American composer.
Stefan Wolpe (August 25, 1902 – April 4, 1972) was a German-born composer. Wolpe was born in Berlin. He attended the Berlin Conservatory from the age of fourteen, attended the Berlin Hochschule für Musik 1920-1921. He studied composition under Franz Schreker and was also a pupil of Ferruccio Busoni.
Toshio Hosokawa (細川俊夫) was born on October 23, 1955 in Hiroshima. He went to West Berlin to study composition with Isang Yun at the Hochschule der Künste in 1976. From 1983 to 1986, he studied with Klaus Huber at the Staatlichen Hochschule für Musik in Freiburg.
Philippe Manoury (born June 19, 1952) is a French composer. Philippe Manoury was born in Tulle, France. From 1975 he undertook studies in computer assisted composition with Pierre Barbaud. He joined IRCAM in 1980.
Gloria Coates (October 10, 1938 in Wausau, Wisconsin) is an American composer who has studied exclusively in the United States; Columbia University and Louisiana State University. She has written 16 symphonies, 10 string quartets and numerous songs and chamber works which have been performed by leading orchestras and performers internationally.
Peter Ablinger is an Austrian composer. Ablinger was born in Schwanenstadt, Austria in 1959. He began studying graphic arts and was enthused by free jazz, but completed his studies in composition with Gösta Neuwirth and Roman Haubenstock-Ramati in Graz and Vienna.