Trained at the Paris Conservetoire, he is largely regarded as the most influential impressionist composer.
Invented serialism - devised a method of composition using variations of 12 semitones and created music with little or no tonality.
Maurice Ravel - IMPRESSIONISM
Often compared to/with Debussey
Originally wrote many ballet scores in Paris and then, after the war moved to America and composed in neoclassicism style, inspired by the 12-tone note system created by Schoenberg.
He is also sometimes seen as the musical counterpart to Picasso.
Pupil of Schoenberg and composed in the style of serialism.
Was a pupil of Schoenberg and, like Webern, also is held in high regard in the Serialism genre.
Became famous in light of 4'33'' - a silent piece of work where the ambience was the music.
Uses chance and indeterminancy, electronic technniques and every possible experimental device including prepared piano.
Took part in music experiments.
The seminal minimalist work, In C, provided the conception for a form comprised of interlocking repetitive patterns that was to change the course of twentieth-century music.
Influenced Steve Reich, Philip Glass, The Who and many more...
Was interested in electro-acoustic music, then music of Africa.
He has experimented particularly with the multiple use of the same instrument and forms of exact but not simultaneous repetition.
Uses unusual combinations of instruments and tapes (often for phasing)
Basically - more than a little bit weird, but revolutionary.
Nyman is the person we have to thank for the word 'minimalism'. He is one of today's most fashionable composers.