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James Tenney (Composer)

Born: 10th August 1934, Silver City, New Mexico, U.S.A

Died: 24th August 2006, Valencia, Santa Clarita, California, United States

Nationality: American

James Tenney was an American composer and music theorist. He made significant early musical contributions to plunderphonics, sound synthesis, algorithmic composition, process music, spectral music, microtonal music, and tuning systems including extended just intonation. His theoretical writings variously concern musical form, texture, timbre, consonance and dissonance, and harmonic perception.

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