Art Jarvinen

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Arthur Justin Jarvinen (January 27, 1956 – October 2, 2010) was an American composer who grew up in Ohio. He attended the California Institute of the Arts, studying percussion with John Bergamo, Karen Ervin Pershing, and Ruth Underwood. He eventually studied composition there with Morton Subotnick, Stephen Mosko, and Earle Brown. In 1981, he earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree and began teaching at the California Institute of the Arts, as well as becoming one of the original members of the California EAR Unit.

He composed over 80 compositions and worked closely with both Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart.

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