A seminal figure in the free improvisation scene, Derek Bailey's virtuosity as a guitar player is unparalelled. His early involvement in the UK Spontaneous Music Ensemble led to fruitful collaborations with bassist Dave Holland, saxophonist Evan Parker and trumpeter Kenny Wheeler. He is also the au
Pioneering industrial band from London, TG was formed in 1975 out of performance art group COUM Transmissions. Their scandalous 1976 "Prostitution" show at the London Institute for Contemporary Art nearly caused a riot and obscenity charges leading Tory MP Nicholas Fairburn to call them "wreckers o
Morton Subotnick is an American Composer known for his analog electronic music, specifically composed using Buchla Synthesizers. His 1967 work, Silver Apples of the Moon was the first work to be commissioned by Nonesuch Records. He is married to vocalist and composer Joan La Barbara.
Olivier Messiaen was a French composer, organist, and ornithologist. He entered the Paris Conservatoire at the age of 11 and numbered Paul Dukas, Maurice Emmanuel, Charles-Marie Widor and Marcel Dupré among his teachers. He was appointed organist at the church of La Trinité in Paris in 1931, a post