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Edgard Varèse (1883–1965) was a French composer born in Paris.

Born on 22nd December 1883, he moved to the United States in 1915, and took U.S. citizenship in 1926. Varèse's music features an emphasis on timbre and "organised sound". His use of new instruments and electronic resources led to his being known as the "Father of Electronic Music".

He died on 6th November 1965.

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  • Ionisation is captivatingly bizarre...apparently it was what inspired Frank Zappa to write. Are most of his compositions that unsettlingly avant-garde? Only person comparable that comes to mind is Penderecki.
  • A piece dedicated to him: http://www.last.fm/music/Steven+Harry+Markowitz/Sonic+Soup+Monkey+-+Strange+Beauty/strange+beauty+7+-+for+15+players+-+after+Edgard+Varese
  • ...so this was a welcome discovery: a really good quality recording of Frank Zappa's Tribute to Edgard Varèse concert --> http://www.wqxr.org/#!/story/archives-frank-zappa-hosts-edgard-varese-concert/
  • Just started listening to this guy's music and ... HOLY FUCKING SHIT WHERE HAS THIS BEEN ALL MY LIFE?!!
  • I gotta try that
  • When I don't take my medication and my mind races, I play 'Ionisation' and 'Ameriques' on repeat. Exhilarating. It is cerebral sex. Beats any other stimulant.
  • this guy is nuts
  • very good stuff
  • Im so scared
  • Everything else is a mystery.

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