David Tudor

As a performer, DAVID TUDOR became a touchstone for some of the most radical musical activity of the 20th century. The praise accorded him by the composers whose music he performed attests to Tudor's unique ability not only to meet the requirements of fully notated scores, but also to accomplish more than anyone had imagined in music in which some degree of indeterminacy was a compositional principle.As composer, Tudor employed custom-built modular electronic devices, many of his own manufacture. He chose specific electronic components and transducers, and their interconnections, that defined both composition and performance. His sound materials unfold through large gestures in time and space, and many of his compositions are associated with collaborative visual forces: light systems, dance, television, theater, film or four-color laser projections.



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