Edgard Varese — American Composer born on December 22, 1883, died on November 06, 1965

Edgard Victor Achille Charles Varèse was a French-born composer who spent the greater part of his career in the United States... (wikipedia)

Contrary to general belief, an artist is never ahead of his time but most people are far behind theirs.
I don't want to write any more for the old Man-power instruments and am handicapped by the lack of adequate electrical instruments for which I now conceive my music.
I dream of instruments obedient to my thought and which with their contribution of a whole new world of unsuspected sounds, will lend themselves to the exigencies of my inner rhythm.
I was not influenced by composers as much as by natural objects and physical phenomena.
Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.