Earle Brown

Earle A. Brown Jr.

Also known as Brown, E. Brown, E.B., Earl Brown
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.earle-brown.org/

Discography of Earle Brown:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Cifre · Four Systems · Cartridge Music 4 Audio 1989 Edition RZ
2 4 Systems, Music For Amplified Toy Piano, Music For Carillon, Edges 4 Audio 1974 EMI Electrola
3 Morton Feldman / Earle Brown 7 Audio 1962 Time Records (3)
4 Morton Feldman / Earle Brown 7 Audio 1970 Mainstream Records
5 Music By Earle Brown 4 Audio 1974 Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI)
6 II. Streichquartett / String Quartet / III.Streichquartett 9 Audio 1970 Deutsche Grammophon
7 Tracer 18 Audio 2007 Mode
8 Synergy 4 Audio 1995 hat ART
9 The New York School 17 Audio 1992 hat ART
10 Music For Piano(s) 1951-1995 32 Audio 1996 New Albion
11 Musik Für Violoncello (Und Klavier) - Siegfried Palm · Aloys Kontarsky 8 Audio 1975 Deutsche Grammophon
12 Chamber Music 14 Audio 2003 Matchless Recordings
13 Folio And Four Systems 13 Audio 2006 Tzadik
14 December 1952, Concert & Rehearsal 2 Audio UbuWeb
15 Synergy 4 Audio 2010 hat[now]ART
16 Twenty-five Pages 5 Audio 1997 Wergo
17 La Musica Nuova 11 Audio RCA Italiana
18 Abstract Sound Objects 5 Audio 2012 WERGO
19 Feldman / Brown 7 Audio 2013 Doxy
20 The New Music 4 Audio RCA Victrola
21 Zeitgenössische Cellomusik 8 Audio 1975 Orbis (2)
22 II. Streichquartett / String Quartet / III.Streichquartett 9 Audio 1970 Deutsche Grammophon
23 Synergy 4 Audio 1995 Hat Hut Records
24 Kontra-Punkte / Thrêne, Pour Les Victimes D'Hiroshima / Available Forms 1 / Rimes Pour Différentes Sources Sonores 4 Audio 1969

US composer, born December 26, 1926 in Lunenburg, Massachusetts; died July 2, 2002 in Rye, New York. Brown studied the Schillinger technique of composition as well as engineering and mathematics. He married his childhood sweetheart Carolyn Rice, and the two moved to Denver, Colorado to teach. While in Colorado, a tour brought through [a=Merce Cunningham], [a=John Cage] and [a=David Tudor], who instantly became close friends were to be a big influence in their lives. The couple moved to New York City in the summer of 1952 to be closer to these kindred spirits. Earle Brown joined John Cage in his work on the Project for Music for Magnetic Tape, while [a=Carolyn Brown (2)] became one of the founding members of Merce Cunningham dance company. During this time, Earle Brown was working with open form compositions, such as his "Four Systems" which were to inspire John Cage to explore indeterminacy. Through John Cage, Earle Brown was to meet [a=Pierre Boulez] who helped bring Brown's work to attention in Europe. Not able to support himself through composition alone, Earle got a job as a recording engineer with Capital Records on June 6, 1955, and was later promoted to mixer. In 1960, he quit Capital Records, but shortly after was offered to curate a series of recordings for [l=Time Records (3)], which was later taken over by [l=Mainstream Records].

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