Earle Brown

Real Name:
Earle Appleton Brown Jr.
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US composer, born December 26, 1926 in Lunenburg, Massachusetts; died July 2, 2002 in Rye, New York. Brown studied the Schillinger technique of composition as well as engineering and mathematics. He married his childhood sweetheart Carolyn Rice, and the two moved to Denver, Colorado to teach. While in Colorado, a tour brought through Merce Cunningham, John Cage and David Tudor, who instantly became close friends were to be a big influence in their lives. The couple moved to New York City in the summer of 1952 to be closer to these kindred spirits. Earle Brown joined John Cage in his work on the Project for Music for Magnetic Tape, while Carolyn Brown (2) became one of the founding members of Merce Cunningham dance company. During this time, Earle Brown was working with open form compositions, such as his "Four Systems" which were to inspire John Cage to explore indeterminacy. Through John Cage, Earle Brown was to meet Pierre Boulez who helped bring Brown's work to attention in Europe. Not able to support himself through composition alone, Earle got a job as a recording engineer with Capital Records on June 6, 1955, and was later promoted to mixer. In 1960, he quit Capital Records, but shortly after was offered to curate a series of recordings for Time Records (3), which was later taken over by Mainstream Records.
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Earle Brown - Morton Feldman / Earle Brown album art Morton Feldman / Earle Brown Morton Feldman / Earle Brown - Morton Feldman / Earle Brown (Album) Time Records (3) US 1962 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - The New Music album art Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur Karlheinz Stockhausen / Krzysztof Penderecki / Earle Brown / Henri Pousseur - The New Music (Album) RCA Victrola US 1967 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - II. Streichquartett / String Quartet / III.Streichquartett album art György Ligeti / Earle Brown / Wolf Rosenberg - LaSalle-Quartett* György Ligeti / Earle Brown / Wolf Rosenberg - LaSalle-Quartett* - II. Streichquartett / String Quartet / III.Streichquartett (Album) Deutsche Grammophon Germany 1970 Sell This Version
MS/5000 Earle Brown - New Music For Piano(s) album art Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi, Earle Brown - Yuji Takahashi Iannis Xenakis, Roger Reynolds, Yuji Takahashi, Earle Brown - Yuji Takahashi - New Music For Piano(s)(LP, Gat) Mainstream Records MS/5000 US 1970 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - La Musica Nuova album art Stockhausen* / Brown* / Penderecki* / Pousseur* / Ramati* / Maderna* / Nono* / Fukushima* / Berio* / Lehmann* - Severino Gazzelloni / Lothar Faber / Frederick Rzewski* / Solisti Dell'Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma* Stockhausen* / Brown* / Penderecki* / Pousseur* / Ramati* / Maderna* / Nono* / Fukushima* / Berio* / Lehmann* - Severino Gazzelloni / Lothar Faber / Frederick Rzewski* / Solisti Dell'Orchestra Sinfonica Di Roma* - La Musica Nuova RCA Italiana Italy 1973 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - 4 Systems, Music For Amplified Toy Piano, Music For Carillon, Edges album art Gentle Fire, Earle Brown, John Cage, Christian Wolff Gentle Fire, Earle Brown, John Cage, Christian Wolff - 4 Systems, Music For Amplified Toy Piano, Music For Carillon, Edges (Album) EMI Electrola Germany 1974 Sell This Version
CRI SD 330 Earle Brown - Music By Earle Brown album art Earle Brown Music By Earle Brown(LP) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) CRI SD 330 US 1974 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - Zeitgenössische Cellomusik album art Siegfried Palm, Aloys Kontarsky - Webern*, Xenakis*, Kagel*, Zimmermann*, Penderecki*, Brown*, Yun* Siegfried Palm, Aloys Kontarsky - Webern*, Xenakis*, Kagel*, Zimmermann*, Penderecki*, Brown*, Yun* - Zeitgenössische Cellomusik Orbis (2) Germany 1975 Sell This Version
Ed. RZ 1002 Earle Brown - Cifre · Four Systems · Cartridge Music album art Mario Bertoncini · Earle Brown · John Cage Mario Bertoncini · Earle Brown · John Cage - Cifre · Four Systems · Cartridge Music(LP) Edition RZ Ed. RZ 1002 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
mode 19 Earle Brown - New Music For 1, 2 & 3 Pianos album art George Crumb / Earle Brown - Piano Duo Degenhardt-Kent George Crumb / Earle Brown - Piano Duo Degenhardt-Kent - New Music For 1, 2 & 3 Pianos(CD, Album) Mode mode 19 US 1991 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6101 Earle Brown - The New York School album art Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Frances-Marie Uitti, Nils Vigeland Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Frances-Marie Uitti, Nils Vigeland - The New York School(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6101 Switzerland 1992 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6147 Earle Brown - Four Systems album art Earle Brown - Eberhard Blum Earle Brown - Eberhard Blum - Four Systems(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6147 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6146 Earle Brown - The New York School 2 album art Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Steffen Schleiermacher, Jan Williams Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Steffen Schleiermacher, Jan Williams - The New York School 2(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6146 Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - Synergy album art Earle Brown / Ensemble Avantgarde Earle Brown / Ensemble Avantgarde - Synergy (Album) hat ART Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
hat ART CD 6176 Earle Brown - The New York School 3 album art Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Art Lange, Jan Williams Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, Christian Wolff - Eberhard Blum, Art Lange, Jan Williams - The New York School 3(CD, Album) hat ART hat ART CD 6176 Switzerland 1995 Sell This Version
NA 082 CD Earle Brown - Music For Piano(s) 1951-1995 album art Earle Brown - David Arden Earle Brown - David Arden - Music For Piano(s) 1951-1995(CD, Album) New Albion NA 082 CD US 1996 Sell This Version
WER 6612-1 Earle Brown - Twenty-five Pages album art Earle Brown - Steffen Schleiermacher Earle Brown - Steffen Schleiermacher - Twenty-five Pages(CD, Album) Wergo WER 6612-1 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
NPD 85631, NPD85631 Earle Brown - Centering - The Music Of Earle Brown album art Earle Brown, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players Earle Brown, San Francisco Contemporary Music Players - Centering - The Music Of Earle Brown(CD, Album) Newport Classic, Newport Classic NPD 85631, NPD85631 US 1998 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - Collected Early Works album art Earle Brown Collected Early Works (Album) Composers Recordings Inc. (CRI) US 2000 Sell This Version
MRCD52 Earle Brown - Chamber Music album art Earle Brown - Dal Niente Projects Earle Brown - Dal Niente Projects - Chamber Music(CD, Album) Matchless Recordings MRCD52 UK 2003 Sell This Version
TZ 8028 Earle Brown - Folio And Four Systems album art Earle Brown Folio And Four Systems(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 8028 US 2006 Sell This Version
Earle Brown - Tracer album art Earle Brown Tracer Mode US 2007 Sell This Version
WER 6745 2 Earle Brown - Abstract Sound Objects album art Earle Brown - Sabine Liebner Earle Brown - Sabine Liebner - Abstract Sound Objects(CD) WERGO WER 6745 2 Germany 2012 Sell This Version
80794-2 Earle Brown - "We, Like Salangan Swallows..." : A Choral Gallery Of Morton Feldman And Contemporaries album art Morton Feldman, Will Ogdon, Earle Brown, Pauline Oliveros, Warren Burt, Robert Carl, The Astra Choir, John McCaughey Morton Feldman, Will Ogdon, Earle Brown, Pauline Oliveros, Warren Burt, Robert Carl, The Astra Choir, John McCaughey - "We, Like Salangan Swallows..." : A Choral Gallery Of Morton Feldman And Contemporaries(CD, Album) New World Records 80794-2 US 2018 Sell This Version
s 34 60028 Earle Brown - Le Clavecin Moderne album art Antoinette Vischer - Berio* / Blacher* / Brown* / Ellington* / Engelmann* / Libermann* / Martinů* ,/ Solal* / Tscherepnin* Antoinette Vischer - Berio* / Blacher* / Brown* / Ellington* / Engelmann* / Libermann* / Martinů* ,/ Solal* / Tscherepnin* - Le Clavecin Moderne(LP, Album) WERGO s 34 60028 France Unknown Sell This Version