Cowell, Henry (Dixon)
- David Nicholls
(b Menlo Park, CA, 11 March 1897; d Shady, NY, 10 Dec 1965). American composer, writer, performer, publisher and teacher. Described by Cage as ‘the open sesame for new music in America’, he was an early advocate for many of the main developments in 20th-century music, including the systematization of musical parameters, the exploration of timbral resources and transculturalism....