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Edgard Varèse

Edgard VarèseAKA Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse

Born: 22-Dec-1883
Birthplace: Paris, France
Died: 8-Nov-1965
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Composer

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Poème électronique

Military service: French Army

Groundbreaking electronic musician.

Raised in France and Italy, emigrated to America in 1915.

Studied under Claude Debussy and Ferruccio Busoni. Early influence of Frank Zappa, who corresponded with Varèse when he was 15.

Father: Henri Varèse
Wife: Suzanne Bing (m. 5-Nov-1907, div. 1913, one daughter)
Daughter: Claude (b. 1910)
Wife: Louise Norton (m. 1918, until his death)

    Naturalized US Citizen 1926
    Risk Factors: Depression

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