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Ben Johnston

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Skilled composer who was simply known for composing contemporary music in only intonation. He added significantly to microtonal music. He caused composer and music theorist Harry Partch, from whom he discovered just intonation. He’d later broaden upon the ideas Partch trained him. He was honored a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959, a Country wide Council over the Arts as well as the Humanities offer in 1966, and received commissions in the Smithsonian Organization. His family members was surviving in Macon, Georgia, when he was created. He came across such avant-garde music artists as La Monte Youthful, Iannis Xenakis, and John Cage while teaching structure and theory on the School of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1951 until 1986.

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Date Of Birth March 15, 1926
Died May 16, 1952, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Place Of Birth Georgia
Profession Composer
Nationality American
Movies The Last Picture Show, The Wild Bunch, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Wagon Master, Shane, Rio Grande, Chisum, Major Dundee, One-Eyed Jacks, The Getaway, The Train Robbers, Mighty Joe Young, The Sugarland Express, Junior Bonner, Breakheart Pass, 3 Godfathers, Bite the Bullet, The Undefeated, The Shadow Riders, Dillinger, Will Penny, Hang 'Em High, The Rare Breed, Red Dawn, Kid Blue, Wild Stallion, Terror Train, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Fort Bowie, My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys, The Evening Star, Angels in the Outfield, The Swarm, Cherry 2000, Grayeagle, Fort Defiance, Something Big, The Hunter, Bonanza: Under Attack, Ten Who Dared, War Drums, Radio Flyer, Soggy Bottom U.S.A., Rebel in Town, The Greatest, Let's Get Harry, Bonanza: The Return, Champions, Tomboy and the Champ, Slim Carter, Hustle
TV Shows The Sacketts, The Monroes, Wild Times
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Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Benidorm ER2013-2014TV Series documentary dv director - 10 episodes
Holiday Hit Squad2013TV Series dv director - 4 episodes
Sun... Sex & Suspicious Parents2011TV Series documentary associate producer - 2 episodes
Design Dealers2011TV Series documentary associate producer - 1 episode
Chefs and the City2009TV Series associate producer - 2009
Frock Me2008TV Series associate producer - 7 episodes
Cash in the Celebrity Attic2008TV Series celebrity producer - 6 episodes
Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook2008TV Series associate producer - 1 episode
The Clothes Show2007TV Series documentary associate producer - 1 episode
A Place in the Sun2006TV Series documentary associate producer - 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Come Dine with Me2005TV Series researcher - 10 episodes
Middle Sexes: Redefining He and She2005TV Movie documentary production runner

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