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Ruggles, Carl [Charles] (Sprague)locked

  • Paul Griffiths,
  • Marilyn J. Ziffrin
  •  and Robert McMahan


(b East Marion, MA, March 11, 1876; d Bennington, VT, Oct 24, 1971). American composer. He was an associate in the 1920s and 30s of Ives, Varèse and Cowell, and with them he strove for a new, radical spirit in music. His nontonal, polyphonic works have, however, little in common with anything composed by his colleagues....

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