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Ben Johnston

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Born: March 15, 1926; Macon, GA  
Ben Johnston studied with Darius Milhaud, Harry Partch, Burrill Phillips, Robert Palmer, and John Cage. He was a professor of theory and composition at the University of Illinois. Some of his selected works are Somewhere I Have Never Traveled (1949) for tenor and piano; Knocking Piece Collage (1969) for tape; In Memory, Harry Partch, 1975 (1975) for soprano, computer tape, tape, string quartet, eight percussionists, and slide show; Suite for Read more Microtonal Piano (1977); and Twelve Partials (1980) for flute and microtonal piano. Read less
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  • 1.
    The Harry Partch Collection Vol 2
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80622 Release Date: 10/26/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Harry Partch
    Performer:  Donald Pippin,  Ben Johnston,  Randy Hoffman,  David Dunn  ... 
    Conductor:  Danlee Mitchell,  Jack McKenzie,  Harry Partch
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Harry Partch Ensemble,  Gate 5 Ensemble
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    The Harry Partch Collection Vol 1
    Label: New World Records   Catalog: 80621 Release Date: 09/28/2004   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Harry Partch
    Performer:  Bill Snead,  Donald Pippin,  Betty Johnston,  Ben Johnston  ... 
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Gate 5 Ensemble
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    Enclosure 5 - Harry Partch
    Label: Innova   Catalog: 405 Release Date: 11/24/1998   Number of Discs: 3
    Composer:  Douglas Moore,  Harry Partch,  Johann Philipp Krieger
    Performer:  George Bishop,  Lyndel Davis,  Nina Cutler,  Evelyn Garvey  ... 
    Conductor:  John Garvey,  Marjorie Sweazey
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chorus
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    Howl, U.S.A. / Kronos Quartet
    Label: Nonesuch   Catalog: 79372 Release Date: 06/04/1996   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Lee Hyla,  Scott Johnson,  Harry Partch,  Michael Daugherty
    Performer:  Allen Ginsberg,  Ben Johnston
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Kronos Quartet
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    Cri 40th Anniversary - The Composer-performer
    Label: Composers Recordings, Inc. (Cri)   Catalog: 670 Release Date: 10/25/1994   Number of Discs: 1
    Composer:  Michael Gordon,  Tan Dun,  Alice Shields,  Victoria Jordanova  ... 
    Performer:  Bob Loughlin,  John Lad,  Ted Kuhn,  Michael Gordon  ... 
    Conductor:  Tan Dun
    Orchestra/Ensemble:  Michael Gordon Philharmonic,  Nine Song Chorus,  Nine Song Ensemble  ... 
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