Halim El-Dabh

Halim El-Dabh's Death

Born (Birthday) March 4, 1921

Death Date September 2, 2017

Age of Death 96 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death Kent, Ohio, United States

Profession Composer

The composer Halim El-Dabh died at the age of 96. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Egyptian-born American composer, educator, ethnomusicologist, and musician whose career spanned over a half-century. He was a pioneer in electronic music and was credited with recording the first piece of electronic tape music in 1944.

He came to the United States in 1950 courtesy of a Fulbright Fellowship to study music at the University of New Mexico. His teachers were the famed John Donald Robb and Ernst Krenek.

He recorded his first electronic tape music for “The Expression of Zaar,” an electroacoustic musique concrète piece. He developed the concept at the Colombia-Princeton Electronic Music Center during the late 1950s and early 1960s.