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Conlon Nancarrow

Conlon Nancarrow (b. October 27, 1912, Texarkana - d. August 10, 1997, Mexico City) was an American-born composer who lived most of his life in Mexico. Nancarrow is remembered almost exclusively for the pieces he wrote for the player piano. He was one of the first composers to use musical instruments as mechanical machines, utilising their capacity to play complex polyrhythms at tempos far beyond human performance ability.

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Desolate

There are at least nine artists named Desolate. Here are five. 1. Desolate aka Sven Weisemann. "The Invisible Insurrection" was released in February 2011 2. Desolate is a messy chiptune artist from the United States. His music is also described as '8-Bit on Drugs'. He has been releasing tracks through MySpace since 2007. 3. Desolate was a death metal band from Athol, Massachusetts, formed in 1992 and now split up. 4. Desolate is a Progressive Doom Metal band from Sweden.

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Tim Hecker & Daniel Lopatin

Instrumental Tourist, by Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (Oneohtrix Point Never), is the first chapter of SSTUDIOS (Software Studio Series), a new venture in the Software Recording Co.’s expanding catalog. SSTUDIOS invites artists in the field of electronic music to create collaborative works of quality and vision. With a deliberate focus on source material of a synthetic and mimetic nature, Hecker and Lopatin designed a sound palette from the acoustic resonance of digitally-sourced “Instruments of the World.

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Waltz

Waltz is musician Brandon DeHart. Brandon DeHart operates Last View Parable Records and has been composing and recording instrumental music since 2001. In 2003, Brandon DeHart graduated from Miami University - Oxford, Ohio with a degree in Creative Writing. Brandon currently resides in Riverview, Florida. A little bit ambient, a little bit post-rock. Waltz often feels like a soundtrack to a movie, though there's a variety of different techniques used from minimalism to complex electronica. All releases by Waltz are available via Mine, All Mine! Records and Last View Parable Records.

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Marsen Jules

Marsen Jules is one of the aliases for the musical output of Martin Juhls from Dortmund/Germany. As Marsen Jules he concerns himself with compression of atmosphere and emotion in the most abstract sense, based on carefully selected sound fragments and quotations. Maybe one could think of ordinary sampling, but Marsen Jules processes another step further. Neither the sampled sound nor the Instrument itself is centered in his work, actually its the particular moment, where the authenticity...

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Michael Tippett

Sir Michael Kemp Tippett, O.M. (2 January 1905 – 8 January 1998) was one of the foremost English composers of the 20th century. Tippett was regarded by many as an outsider in British music, a view that may have been related to his early conscientious objection and his homosexuality. His pacifist beliefs led to a prison sentence in World War II, and for many years his music was considered ungratefully written for voices and instruments, and therefore difficult to perform.

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Bernard Herrmann

Bernard Herrmann (June 29, 1911 – December 24, 1975) was an American composer noted for his work in motion pictures. In over forty scores Bernard Herrmann[ enriched the work of such directors as Orson Welles (Citizen Kane), Alfred Hitchcock (North By Northwest, Vertigo, Psycho, Marnie etc.), Francois Truffaut (Fahrenheit 451), and Martin Scorsese (Taxi Driver). From his first film (Citizen Kane) to his last (Taxi Driver)...

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