Tony Conrad, American avant-garde musician, composer, video artist, and professor, Died at 76


Tony Conrad/ Anthony S. Conrad was born in 1940 and died on April 9, 2016.

He was an American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician/composer, sound artist, teacher, and writer from Baltimore, Maryland.

He was born in Active in a variety of media since the early 1960s.

Tony was considered to be a pioneer of both structural film and drone music (or, as he has qualified, “The first non-bagpipe western drone music”).

The support for Conrad’s work has come from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the State University of New York, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Tony Conrad passed away at 76 yrs old.