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Ramon Sender (b. 1934)
Autoharp [Modified] – Delia Moon, Moses Moon
Dilruba [Modified Dalruba] – Ramon Sender Morningstar
Ramon Sender, Jr., was born to Ramon J. Sender, novelist, and Amparo Barayon, pianist. When he was four, they came to America in 1939 as Spanish Civil War refugees. Sender studied with George Copeland, Elliott Carter, Harold Shapero and Henry Cowell. He co-founded the San Francisco Tape Music Center with Morton Subotnick which operated an electronic music studio and gave monthly concerts through 1966 when the Center moved to Mills College on a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. He received his M.A. from Mills where he studied with Darius Milhaud from 1962 to 1965. He resigned from the Center in 1966 to co-direct the Trips Festival with Stewart Brand, and then moved to Sonoma County. From 1966 to 1970, he lived on two communal ranches and returned to composing acoustic instrumental music and vocal chants designed for non-professionals.
From Music From Mills (1986)