Pioneer of the free jazz movement along with improvisers like Ornette Coleman and Albert Ayler, pianist and poet Cecil Taylor's intense polyrhythmic explorations are considered to be among the most adventurous in the history of jazz.
Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse, whose name was also spelled Edgar Varèse was an innovative French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.
Varèse's music features an emphasis on timbre and rhythm. He was the inventor of the term "organized sound", a phr
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
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