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Calendar, Night&Day Blow Your Minds

Blow Your Minds

At the age of 90, Henry Brant won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for "Ice Field," a "spatial narrative" requiring 100 players spread throughout a grand hall. The composition invoked Brant's experience as a 13-year-old kid aboard a ship traveling…
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News, Letters

Letters to the Editor

No Way Out If the letter doesn't work, we suggest a nail file in a cake: Your recent cover story "Throwing Away the Key" (June 5, on prisoner Eddy Zheng and Gov. Gray Davis' unwritten policy of routinely denying the…
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News, Feature Mind Over Clatter

Mind Over Clatter

Eighty-eight-year-old composer Henry Brant lives in a modest bungalow that sits opposite some actual shacks on the outskirts of paradisiacal Santa Barbara. As he leans through a crack in the screen door to say hello, his most immediately apparent feature…
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Music, House of Tudor Sound Advice

Sound Advice

In 1926, while still a child, American composer and spatial-music pioneer Henry Brant traveled across the Atlantic to have an old violin authenticated as a Stradivarius. The visit was a success: The violin was justified, and so was the boy,…
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