Betsy Jolas

Betsy Jolas (b 1926) grew up in a unique European-American background born to an American mother and French father, and dividing her time between the two countries. Though Jolas employs strict compositional methods based on a kind of individualised serialism, her great love of the human voice and an interest in unusual sound colours gives her music a free, organic quality. She has written of the hills, valleys, fields, woods and rivers that comprise its landscape, and her goal has been to create a music permanently rebom.

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