George Antheil

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George Antheil (/ˈæntaɪl/; July 8, 1900 – February 12, 1959) was an American avant-garde composer, pianist, author and inventor whose modernist musical compositions explored the modern sounds – musical, industrial, mechanical – of the early 20th century.

Spending much of the 1920s in Europe, Antheil returned to the US in the 1930s, and thereafter spent much of his time composing music for films and, eventually, television. As a result of this work, his style became more tonal. A man of diverse interests and talents, Antheil was constantly reinventing himself. He wrote magazine articles (one accurately predicted the development and outcome of World War II), an autobiography, a mystery novel, newspaper and music columns. In 1941 he co-patented a "Secret Communications System" with actress Hedy Lamarr that used a code (stored on a punched paper tape) to synchronise random frequencies, referred to as frequency hopping, with a receiver and transmitter. This technique, which is now known as spread spectrum, is now widely used in telecommunications.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1992 Ballet Mécanique George Antheil; Maurice Peress 1
1994 The Bad Boys! George Antheil, Henry Cowell, Leo Ornstein - Steffen Schleiermacher 1
1995 Futurpiano Arthur Vincent Lourie, Leo Ornstein, George Antheil - Daniele Lombardi 1
2001 Ballet Mécanique George Antheil; Philadelphia Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, Daniel Spalding 1
2003 The Lost Sonatas (feat. piano: Guy Livingston) George Antheil 5 1

Album + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2011 The Pride and the Passion / Kings Go Forth Soundtrack George Antheil / Elmer Bernstein 1

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Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1996 Fighting the Waves George Antheil 1

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