Her highly sophisticated use of today's advanced technology has opened a new dimension in the art world. - James Baldwin Cohen
The postminimalist and microtonalist composer, performer and media artist Elodie Lauten was born in Paris on 20 October 1950. Her father was the jazz musician Errol Parker, and her mother was a classical pianist. She studied piano from the age of seven, then composition with Dinu Ghezzo and Indian classical music with Ahkmal Parwez, both at New York University. She lived in New York from the early 1970s and became an American citizen in 1984.
Her work includes five operas, piano music, electronic and orchestral compositions, and has been released on fifteen labels and performed at the Lincoln Center Festival, New York City Opera, the Whitney Museum and the Paris Museum of Modern Art.
Elodie Lauten died in Manhattan on 3 June 2014, aged sixty-three.
A selection of M&V articles about Elodie Lauten
DVD Spotlight. A Modern Orfeo - Music by Elodie Lauten, reviewed by Malcolm Tattersall. '... a pleasing half-hour chamber opera ...'
Record box. Minimal approach - Patric Standford listens to the music of Elodie Lauten