1900 – Composer Otto Luening Born

On this date Otto Clarence Luening was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Luening is known as one of the first American composers to explore the concept of “tape music.” He and composer Vladimir Ussachevsky established the Columbia-Princteon Electronic Music Center which focused on electronic music. Luening composed over 300 works, including 22 works with electronic sounds for media. Otto Luening served on the faculty of the Julliard School, and was professor emeritus at Columbia University. Additionally, he was a member of several educational and music boards and institutes. [Source: ]