Lou Harrison Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Lou Harrison (Lou Silver Harrison)

Last Updated: 14 Oct, 2023 | Views: 340

Age: 85

Profession: Painter

Other Profession(s): Journalist

Famous For: Musical Outsiders: An American Legacy, Colin McPhee: The Lure of Asian Music, Scattered Remains

Lou Harrison Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
14 May, 1917 (85 Years 08 Months 19 Days)

Birth Country
United States

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Birth District

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Died on
02 Feb, 2003

Cause of Death
Heart Attack

Lou Harrison Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):

Lou Harrison is well known for his compositions. He was a prolific composer who dabbled in the world of avant-garde and classical music.
The most famous aspect of his work lies within percussion. He used unusual instruments that you wouldn’t think to incorporate, and created things no one’s seen before. On top of this, he wrote plenty of pieces that worked well with an ensemble.

Lou Harrison Education: Harrison attended the Henry Street Settlement in New York City, the University of California, Berkeley, and San Francisco State College for his schooling.

Lou Harrison Music: His global music works featured aspects from several civilizations, including Asian and Latin American musical traditions, and are famous for their synthesis of different styles and their integration of non-Western instruments.

Lou Harrison Notable Works: Harrison's music is distinguished by its fusion of several musical genres and usage of unusual instrumentation. "La Koro Sutro," "Concerto for Violin with Percussion Orchestra," and "Double Music" are a few of his well-known compositions.

Lou Harrison Awards: Harrison received numerous awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship in 1985. In 1982, he also received a Guggenheim Fellowship.

Lou Harrison Unknown Facts: Harrison was open about his political beliefs, including his pacifism (he actively supported the global language Esperanto), and his sexual orientation. Additionally, he was politically engaged and well-informed, including about LGBT history.

Lou Harrison Death: On November 18, 1983, Ivan Albright passed away in Barrington, Illinois.

Lou Harrison Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 180 cm
In Meters 1.80 m
In Feet & Inches 5'11"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 82 kg
In Pounds 180 Ibs

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Lou Harrison Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

William Colvig

Bill Harrison, Peter Harrison

Louise Harrison, Benton Harrison

George And Olivia Harrison

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