Edgard Varèse
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1883-12-22
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Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse (also spelled Edgar Varèse; December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States. Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm and he coined ...

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Edgard Varèse, Hannu Lintu & Radion sinfoniaorkesteri
Ameriques
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Ameriques Ameriques Ameriques Ameriques
Edgard Varèse & Pierre Boulez and Ensemble InterContemporain
Ionisation
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Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation
Edgard Varèse & Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon-Gee (conductor)
Ionisation
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Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation

Ionisation

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Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon-Gee (conductor)
Edgard Varèse & Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, Christopher Lyndon-Gee (conductor)
Ameriques (original version 1921)
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Ameriques (original version 1921) Ameriques (original version 1921) Ameriques (original version 1921) Ameriques (original version 1921)
Les Percussions de Strasbourg, Edgard Varèse, Georges van Gucht & Jean-Paul Bernard
Ionisation (transcription for 6 percussionists)
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Ionisation (transcription for 6 percussionists) Ionisation (transcription for 6 percussionists) Ionisation (transcription for 6 percussionists) Ionisation (transcription for 6 percussionists)
Edgard Varèse
Poeme Electronique
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Poeme Electronique Poeme Electronique Poeme Electronique Poeme Electronique
Edgard Varèse & London Sinfonietta
Ionisation for 13 percussionists (feat. London Sinfonietta)
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Ionisation for 13 percussionists (feat. London Sinfonietta) Ionisation for 13 percussionists (feat. London Sinfonietta) Ionisation for 13 percussionists (feat. London Sinfonietta) Ionisation for 13 percussionists (feat. London Sinfonietta)
Edgard Varèse, Orchestre National de France & Kent Nagano
Ionisation
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Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Edgard Varèse & Ilan Volkov
Ameriques
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Ameriques Ameriques Ameriques Ameriques
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Edgard Varèse & Ilan Volkov
Integrale
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Integrale Integrale Integrale Integrale
Edgard Varèse
Ionisation [performed by the London Sinfonietta]
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Ionisation [performed by the London Sinfonietta] Ionisation [performed by the London Sinfonietta] Ionisation [performed by the London Sinfonietta] Ionisation [performed by the London Sinfonietta]
Edgard Varèse
Ionisation
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Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation Ionisation
Edgard Varèse
Hyperprism
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Hyperprism Hyperprism Hyperprism Hyperprism
Edgard Varèse
Déserts – second episode
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Déserts – second episode Déserts – second episode Déserts – second episode Déserts – second episode
Edgard Varèse
Density 21•5
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Edgard Varèse
Amériques (Original version)
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Edgard Varèse
Intégrales (excerpt)
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Intégrales (excerpt) Intégrales (excerpt) Intégrales (excerpt) Intégrales (excerpt)
Edgard Varèse
Déserts - 2nd Interpolation
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Edgard Varèse
Ameriques (excerpt)
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Poeme electronique for tape
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Biography

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse (also spelled Edgar Varèse; December 22, 1883 – November 6, 1965) was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States.

Varèse's music emphasizes timbre and rhythm and he coined the term "organized sound" in reference to his own musical aesthetic. Varèse's conception of music reflected his vision of "sound as living matter" and of "musical space as open rather than bounded". He conceived the elements of his music in terms of "sound-masses", likening their organization to the natural phenomenon of crystalization. Varèse thought that "to stubbornly conditioned ears, anything new in music has always been called noise", and he posed the question, "what is music but organized noises?"

Although his complete surviving works only last about three hours, he has been recognised as an influence by several major composers of the late 20th century. Varèse saw potential in using electronic mediums for sound production, and his use of new instruments and electronic resources led to his being known as the "Father of Electronic Music" while Henry Miller described him as "The stratospheric Colossus of Sound".

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