Warner Jepson

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Warner Jepson
Born 24 March 1930
Sioux City, Iowa
Died (2011-07-05)5 July 2011 (aged 81)
Occupation Composer

Warner Jepson (March 24, 1930 – July 5, 2011) was an American composer from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. In 1952, he graduated from Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a degree in composition. He spent most of his remaining years in the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] He was a pioneer in the electronic music scene.[2] Early works from the late 1950s include collaborations with dancers Anna Halprin, Simone Forti, and visual artist Robert Morris (artist).[3]

Jepson composed a variety of works including film and ballet scores. His sculpture and photography was featured at the San Francisco Museum of Art. He received an Emmy in 1974 for a piece done in connection with KQED.[4][5][6]

Film Scores[edit]

  • 1972 Gold
  • 1971 Luminous Procuress
  • 1968 The Bed


  1. ^ Warner Jepson Obituary, SFGate reproduced on Legacy.com. Accessed March 26, 2017.
  2. ^ Silent Night: Warner Jepson’s “Buchla Christmas” (1969) by Charles Eppley, Swing Set Magazine. Accessed March 26, 2017.
  3. ^ Accessed March 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Warner Jepson's Autobiography Accessed March 26, 2017.
  5. ^ Warner Jepson CV Accessed March 26, 2017.
  6. ^ Program from 1969 Warner Jepson Retrospective held at the Richmond Art Museum, Richmond, California. Accessed March 26, 2017.