Lou Harrison

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Birthday
14, 1917
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Feb 2, 2003 (85)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
14, 1917
Birthplace
Oregon
Death Date
Feb 2, 2003 (85)

About

Incorporated non-Western music into his compositions and wrote for Javanese-style gamelan instruments. He worked as a music critic for the Herald Tribune in the 1940s.

Before Fame

He relocated to San Francisco following high school, where he became acquainted with Cantonese opera, Native American music, Mexican music, classical music, and jazz.

Trivia

His work was mostly written in just intonation rather than the more popular equal temperament.

Family Life

His family moved around the San Francisco Bay area quite a bid during his childhood. He lived with his partner Bill Colvig until his death.

Associated With

His work was heavily influenced by Charles Ives.

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