Christian Wolff (born March 8, 1934) is an American composer of experimental classical music. Wolff was born in Nice in France of German parentage. His family moved to the United States in 1941, and he became an American citizen in 1946.
Hans Werner Henze (born in Gütersloh, Westphalia, 1 July 1926, died in Dresden, 27 October 2012) was a German composer of prodigious output best known for "his consistent cultivation of music for the theatre throughout his life".
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.
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.
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).
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 formed in Chicago, Louisiana State University, New York's Cooper Union Art School and Columbia 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.