Powell (ne Epstein), Melvin 'Mel' 12.feb.1923-24.apr.1998 USA NY, New York Bronx - California, Los Angeles Van Nuys
pianist, 1941 he changed his name to Powell, studied piano with Nadia Reisenberg, 1952 BM in composition with Paul Hindemith from Yale University in New Haven Connecticut, 1957-1969 teacher electronic music at Yale University, 1969 founding dean of the music school and 1976-1997 professor at the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia Los Angeles, buried at Jamesport Masonic Cemetery Daviess County Missouri ; son of jewelry salesman Milton Mark Epstein (Russia, Minsk 25.aug.1892-17.dec.1974 Los Angeles Northridge) and Mildred D (Russia 9.jan.1894-8.oct.1976 Los Angeles Sherman Oaks) ; 23.jul.1946 in Las Vegas he married actress Martha Ellen Scott (Missouri, Jamesport 22.sep.1912-28.may.2003 Van Nuys)

Title Parts

Events. Electronic setting, electronic distorted voices. 7:00
Two prayer settings. Soprano and string quartet 1 - African. Poem from an early trible background
2 - Avant Garde. William Carls poem about nature
3 - Tamil love poem
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