Tag: electronics

Henry Cowell, inventor, bad boy, and genius

Henry Cowell on the roof of Carnegie Hall, performing “Advertisement”

Radio Show produced by Guy Livingston:

In Search of Henry Cowell for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (Into the Music)
two episodes about this maverick American composer and inventor who, despite many personal challenges (including 4 years in San Quentin prison) managed to create a fascinating and powerful body of work, ranging from magisterial American symphonies to quirky avant-garde piano works.

Henry Cowell (on the right) teaching Indian (Madras) drumming technique
Edgar Varèse and Henry Cowell on Henry’s back porch in upstate New York