Artist: Earle Brown

Earle Brown has been a major force in contemporary music since the early 1950’s. His work at that time with new notations, scoring methods and performance attitudes led to his development of graphic, improvisational and “open form” scores, such as December 1952 (from his collection Folio), Twenty-Five Pages (1953) for one to twenty-five pianos, as well as the later orchestral scores Available Forms I and II (1961 and 1962). Directly influenced by the visual arts in many ways, in particular by the work of Jackson Pollock and Alexander Calder, Earle Brown’s music is also related to the work of Robert Rauschenberg in its conception and formulation, for example in its use of collage and juxtaposition.
Earl Brown died on 2nd July 2002 at the age of 75 years, in Rye, New York, USA.


May 1, 2004
Public Program
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