Brant, Henry

Period: Early 20th Century

Born: 1913 in Montreal, Canada

Died: Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Santa Barbara, California

Nation of Origin: Canada/United States

Major Works:

112 works of spatial music

Other Information:

Quick Facts:

  • Pioneer in acoustic spatial music.
  • Born in Montreal in 1913 to American parents. He began composing at age of 8.
  • Relocated to New York in 1929.
  • Composed and conducted for radio, films, ballet, and jazz.
  • Taught orchestration at Juilliard.
  • Since 1981 he lives in Santa Barbara, California.
  • He creates music that relies on the position of performers in the hall.
  • He won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize in Music for Ice Field (2001).

General Bibliography:

Slonimsky, Nicolas, Music Since 1900, Schirmer Books, July 1994, ISBN: 0028724186

Salzman, Eric, Twentieth Century Music: An Introduction, Pearson, October 2001, ISBN: 0130959413

Slonimsky, Nicolas and Kuhn, Laura; Editors, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Gale Group, December 2000, ISBN: 0028655257

Sadie, Stanley and Tyrrell, John; Editors, The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, Groves Dictionaries, Inc., January 2004, ISBN: 0195170679

Rutherford-Johnson, Tim, Kennedy, Michael, and Kennedy, Joyce The Oxford Dictionary of Music, Oxford University Press, 6th Edition, 2012, ISBN: 0199578109

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