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28 October, 2012
(1912 - 1992)
||Born in Los Angeles, 5 September |
||Studies with Cowell in New York |
||Studies with Schönberg in Los Angeles |
||Moves to Seattle to work as a dance accompanist|
||Creates the "prepared piano," installing such objects as clothespins and boxes between the strings to change the timbre. |
||Founds a percussion orchestra|
||Wins a Guggenheim Fellowship and an Award from the National Academy of Arts and Letters |
||Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences |
||Awarded Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Minister of Culture |
||Dies 12 August, in New York|