Composer Robert Ashley is best known for his experimental operas, particularly his pioneering opera set for television, "Perfect Lives". Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he was a founding member of the ONCE Group, and a member of the Sonic Arts Union, which included David Behrman, Alvin Lucier, and Gord
Tony Conrad (born Anthony S. Conrad in 1940 in Concord, New Hampshire) is an American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. His father was Arthur Conrad, who worked with Everett Warner during World War II in designing dazzle camouflage
"Glenn Branca emerged from New York's no-wave scene in the late 1970s, composing and performing radical guitar music with his bands The Static and Theoretical Girls. A rock iconoclast and avant-garde composer, he began orchestrating experimental symphonies of massed guitars and percussion for the Gle
Terry Riley is an American composer most directly associated with minimalist music.
Born in Colfax, California, Riley studied at Shasta College, San Francisco State University, and the San Francisco Conservatory before earning an MA in composition at the University of California, Berkeley, studyi