Steed Cowart

STEED COWART, is a composer and conductor, most interested in the progressive areas of new music, especially American experimental music. His compositions are for an array of instrumental and vocal combinations, electronics and inter-media. Timbre, harmonic...

Philip Collins

PHILIP COLLINS co-founded New Music Works and has served as the organization’s Artistic Director and Conductor since 1982. Collins has guest-conducted numerous ensembles and has performed residencies at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Cabrillo...

John Cage

JOHN CAGE, (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992), was born in Los Angeles, California and died in New York City on August 12, 1992. He studied liberal arts at Pomona College. Among his composition teachers were Henry Cowell and Arnold Schoenberg. Cage was...

Luciano Berio

LUCIANO BERIO (1925 – 2003), the Italian composer, was born in Oneglia into a musical family. His father and grandfather were organists and composers and he studied music with them both. Although he developed an interest in the piano, the idea of any possible...