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Louis Andriessen

Dutch composer Louis Andriessen dies at 82. Dutch composer Louis Andriessen has died at the age of 82 at De Hogeweyk, a nursing home near Amsterdam, his wife told the ANP news agency on 1 July 2021. Andriessen was considered his country’s most important contemporary composer. His music is influenced…

Jon Hassell

Composer Jon Hassell dies at the age of 84. The influential American avant-garde composer Jon Hassell passed away on 26 June, his family confirmed in a statement on Facebook on Saturday night. His friend and collaborator Brian Eno had launched a GoFundMe in April 2020 to raise money for Hassell’s…

Ester Mägi

Grand old lady of Estonian music Ester Mägi dies. Estonian composer Ester Mägi died yesterday at the age of ninety-nine, just a few months shy of her hundredth birthday. The author of an extensive oeuvre, her music was never at the centre of the stylistic disputes that characterised the music…

Harold Budd

Harold Budd, victim of covid-19, dies at 84. The American composer Harold Budd, one of the most influential in the field of ambient music, has died at the age of 84 as a result of covid-19. Harold Montgomery Budd was born in Los Angeles on 24 May 1936 and grew…