Elliott Carter (1908-2012)
Virgil Blackwell has confirmed that Elliott Carter died this afternoon in New York. Just a little over a month shy of his 104th birthday, Carter (1908-2012) was writing music almost up to the end of his life, composing more than 50 new works since we spoke to him for NewMusicBox shortly after his 90th birthday. Four years ago, Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead (a longtime Carter fan) talked
with Carter for Counterstream Radio. Later this week there will be a memorial to Carter by his one-time student and lifelong friend Joel Chadabe.