Edgar Varese


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Noun1.Edgar Varese - United States composer (born in France) whose music combines dissonance with complex rhythms and the use of electronic techniques (1883-1965)
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The works of Olivier Messaien, Pierre Boulez, and Edgar Varese are included, as well as those by contemporary composers such as Michel Decoust (b.
Tucked into this group, perhaps appropriately, was the Philips Pavilion, an extraordinary hi-tech tent-like temporary construction made for the 1958 Brussels World Fair accommodating a giant screen showing a film made by Le Corbusier (soundtrack by Edgar Varese) on the history of humankind--the architect's typically biased and personal take on it.
The transcription of Cours de composition musicale (1903-1905) by Vincent d'Indy, found in Russolo's later papers, shows his attempts to learn music theory: it has been linked to the contact between Russolo and Edgar Varese, who presented the Rumorarmonium--a tool playing many intonarumori together, patented by Russolo--to a Parisian audience in 1929.