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Arvo Part
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    (September 11, 1935- )
    Resides in Berlin
    Best known for his choral music
    Wrote ‘Alina,’ ‘Tabula Rasa,’ ‘De Profundis,’ ‘Sanctuary,’ ‘Te Deum’ and ‘Kanon Pokajanen’
    In his early career, he just imitated other composers.
    Some critics find his music to be ‘bland’ and ‘New Age-y.’
    He described his music as sounding ‘like a rainbow.’
    Michael Moore used his music for the controversial film ‘Fahrenheit 9/11.’
    He’s a religious fanatic.
    He looks like some kind of wizard or giant from folklore.
    His name has an umlaut in it, which some people find baffling.
    As a music student in Soviet Estonia, he had a hard time finding scores and recordings to study.
    The Soviets censored his music.
    He eventually fled Estonia for Austria.
    He is one of the most popular living composers.
    His music has been used in several movies.
    He values his privacy.
    Kevin Murphy would occasionally bring him up on ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000.’

Credit: Wieland Kalligaro

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