(1912-1997) Frustrated by his inability to secure accurate performances of his highly complex works, he spent most of his life in Mexico writing music for mechanical instruments such as player pianos with which he was able to achieve rhythmic complexity beyond the abilities of human musicians.
Biography from Other Minds.
Conlon Nancarrow (1912-1997)
Personality and Poliphony, a biography by Tom Rodwell with picture.
A Conlon Nancarrow Web Page
Links to Kyle Gann's articles on Nancarrow (for the Village Voice), and promo for the same's book on Nancarrow's life.
Conlon Nancarrow: Otherworldly Compositions for Player Piano
News feature includes a number of RealAudio samples and some limited biographical information.
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