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Michael Byron

Michael Byron
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Michael Byron (b. 1953, Chicago) grew up in Los Angeles, and in 1971, became a pupil of James Tenney, and later, Richard Teitelbaum. His musical life was further enriched by his meeting of Peter Garland, Harold Budd, Lou Harrison, Robert Ashley, and David Rosenboom. Byron’s music tends to be restrained, avoiding both drama and extravagance. It is also harmonically rich, rhythmically detailed, and exclusively virtuosic.
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http://www.michaelbyron.org/index.html
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Releases on file (4)
Michael Byron — Bridges of Pearl and Dust Michael Byron — Bridges of Pearl and Dust
(Cold Blue CB0057, 2019, CD)
Michael Byron — Fabric for String Noise Michael Byron — Fabric for String Noise
(Cold Blue CB0054, 2018, CD)
Michael Byron — In the Village of Hope Michael Byron — In the Village of Hope
(Cold Blue CB0043, 2015, CDEP)
Michael Byron — Awakening at the Inn of the Birds Michael Byron — Awakening at the Inn of the Birds
(Cold Blue CB0012, 2003, CD)

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