Christian Wolff

(born Nice, France, 1934) Wolff moved in 1941 to the United States, where he studied classics and became a classics professor at Harvard. In 1970 he was appointed professor of classics and music at Dartmouth College. Almost entirely self-taught in music, Wolff worked with John Cage, Earle Brown, and Morton Feldman during the 1950s as part of the "New York School." His indeterminate music, including pieces written for David Tudor, introduced a technique of "cueing" in which the actions of one performer are directed by the sounds of another.

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