Halim El-Dabh

Composer

1921 –

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Who is Halim El-Dabh?

Halim Abdul Messieh El-Dabh is an Egyptian-born American composer, performer, ethnomusicologist, and educator, who has had a career spanning six decades. He is particularly known as an early pioneer of electronic music, for having composed in 1944 the first piece of electronic tape music, specifically an electroacoustic musique concrète piece, and later for his influential work at the Columbia–Princeton Electronic Music Center from the late 1950s to early 1960s.

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Born
Mar 4, 1921
Cairo
Also known as
  • El-Dabh, Halim
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • Cairo University
Employment
  • Kent State University

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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