Secret Sound - 8 - An Unconventional Faith (Henry Cowell) 

Welcome to Episode 8, “An Unconventional Faith,” in which we explore the radical world of Henry Cowell (1897-1965). Cowell was one of the most prolifically experimental composers in American history. He was one of the first composers to incorporate diverse cultural aesthetics—drawing from the musical traditions of Japan, China, Ireland, and beyond. And he pioneered instrumental and compositional methods and technologies, whose influences continue to this day. His experimental drive found youthful structure and inspiration in Irish mythology as well as a Theosophical commune in California. Until things got… complicated. Welcome to the experimental laboratory of Henry Cowell…

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