RIP Tony Conrad 

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Source: Pitchfork.

Tony Conrad—the composer, musician, video artist, teacher, and writer—has died, The Buffalo News reports. Conrad is considered a pioneer of minimalism, drone, and noise music. He had been battling prostate cancer and was recently hospitalized with pneumonia. He was 76.

Sad news, as Conrad had been scheduled to perform with Faust at Big Ears last week, but cancelled at the last minute due to the bout with pneumonia.