Udo Kasemets: 1919 – 2014

Some sad news from the world of new music.

Estonian-Canadian composer Udo Kasemets passed away yesterday at the age of 94. Kasemets, whose work has been played by all over Canada and Estonia, was a quiet, yet immensly influential figure in the world of sonic art – particularly, his work influencing young artists from the Ontario College of Art and Design.

He will be missed.


– Paolo Griffin

3 thoughts on “Udo Kasemets: 1919 – 2014

  1. In Jan. 2010 The WholeNote published some of my initial thoughts about Udo’s uncompromising musical career centred in Toronto. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s his activities were a key factor in establishing Toronto as a vital performance and publishing venue for the international avant-garde. http://www.thewholenote.com/…/14275-in-appreciation-of…

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