Composer of very long pieces, to be played "as soft as possible", to which end he created his own systems of notation. A close associate of John Cage, they met in 1950 at an Anton Webern concert, where they were among the only people not hissing.
 Alex Ross, quoting Feldman's own writings, "American Sublime: Morton Feldman's Mysterious Musical Landscapes", The New Yorker, 19 June 2006.
Wife: Barbara Monk (composer, m. Jun-1987)
Administrator: Dean, New York Studio School (1969-73)
Professor: Edgard Varèse Professor, Music, State University of New York at Buffalo (1973-87)
Risk Factors: Smoking
Author of books:
Give My Regards to Eighth Street: Collected Writings of Morton Feldman (2000, anthology, ed. B.H. Friedman, afterword by Frank O'Hara)
Morton Feldman Essays (1985, essays, ed. Walter Zimmermann)
Morton Feldman Says: Selected Interviews and Lectures 1964-1987 (2006, lectures, ed. Chris Villars)
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