Robert Savage (composer)

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Robert Savage (1951–1993) was an American composer and pianist. Born 1951 of American parents in Saudi Arabia, he died from AIDS in 1993 in New York City, New York.


Savage came as a teenager to the United States to live. He received a BA in music from Columbia University in 1975. Among his teachers were Ben Weber, Ned Rorem, David Diamond, John Corigliano, and David Del Tredici

He travelled widely and incorporated indigenous musical forms in his works, such as the zydeco, a popular dance form he encountered in a year's stay in New Orleans.

A student of Zen Buddhism, Savage founded a Buddhist meditation group for persons with AIDS at the Gay Men's Health Crisis in New York City. During a stay at Zen Mountain Monastery in Mount Tremper, New York, he also wrote several essays published in the Monastery's journal, The Mountain Record, which relate his Zen practice to his experiences of nature.[1]


Works include:[2]

  • Cowboy Nocturne (1975)
  • Florida Poems (1984)
  • Frost Free (1987)
  • An Eye-Sky Symphony (1988)
  • Sudden Sunsets (1989–93)
  • AIDS Ward Scherzo (1992).

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