The composer Ingram Marshall has died, Nonesuch Information introduced right this moment (June 1). A reason behind loss of life was not specified. Marshall was 80 years previous.
Ingram Marshall grew up in New York State and studied music as an undergraduate at Lake Forest School and Columbia College. He continued his schooling at California Institute of the Arts, working as a graduate assistant to digital music pioneer Morton Subotnick earlier than getting his MFA. Marshall was notably within the Javanese gamelan and went to Bali in 1971 to check the custom. In his early work, he mixed his love for gamelan together with his curiosity within the tape loop strategies launched by contemporaries like Steve Reich and Terry Riley.
Marshall made a reputation for himself on the West Coast with electroacoustic compositions together with his breakthrough Fragility Cycles. In a 1977 evaluation of a Fragility Cycles efficiency for The New York Instances, Robert Palmer wrote:
In 1981, Marshall wrote one in every of his most vital compositions, Fog Tropes. The piece, written for six brass devices and tape, was premiered by John Adams and the San Francisco New Music Ensemble. Later, Marshall wrote Voces Resonae and Fog Tropes II for Kronos Quartet. The composer ultimately launched two studio albums for Nonesuch: 1990’s Three Penitential Visions / Hidden Voices and 2001’s Kingdom Come / Hymnodic Delays / Fog Tropes II.
In line with a biography on his web site, Marshall thought-about himself an “expressivist.” The biographer defined that Marshall felt “that his music is all the time about one thing, that it factors to different issues, that its ‘which means’ is significant.” As well as, Anne Midgette wrote for The New York Instances in 2007: