Chou Wen-Chung

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UC San Diego Music receives donation of historically important percussion instruments from the estate of the great Chinese American Composer Chou Wen-chung

In October of 2019, the great Chinese American composer, Chou Wen-chung died at age 96. He was many things: a role model for a new generation of Asian American composers, the assistant and protégé of the experimentalist Edgard Varèse and an ardent explorer of new sounds, In this latter capacity he collected many instruments–from traditional Chinese instruments to a wide assortment of percussion.

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