Electronic Music Pioneer Ruth Anderson Has Died

Ruth Anderson

The New York Times reports that flutist, composer and electronic music pioneer Ruth Anderson has died at the age of 91.

Anderson (1928-2019) founded the electronic music studio at Hunter College in New York, where she taught composition and theory from 1966 until 1989.

The Hunter College Electronic Music Studio was the first electronic music studio in the CUNY system and one of the first in the USA to be founded and directed by a woman.

Composer Annea Lockwood, her spouse and only immediate survivor, has shared an obituary at New Music USA.


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