Ben Johnston

Ben Johnston was born on March 15, 1926 in Georgia. Skilled composer who was known for writing contemporary music in just intonation. He contributed greatly to microtonal music.
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Popular As Ben Johnston
Occupation Composer
Age 94 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born March 15, 1926 (Georgia)
Birthday March 15
Town/City Georgia
Nationality Georgia

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Ben Johnston’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

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Ben Johnston was born in the Year of the Tiger. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Tiger are authoritative, self-possessed, have strong leadership qualities, are charming, ambitious, courageous, warm-hearted, highly seductive, moody, intense, and they’re ready to pounce at any time. Compatible with Horse or Dog.

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Skilled Composer who was known for writing contemporary music in just intonation. He contributed greatly to microtonal music.

Before Fame

He worked with Composer and music theorist Harry Partch, from whom he learned just intonation. He would later expand upon the theories Partch taught him.


He was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1959, a National Council on the Arts and the Humanities grant in 1966, and received commissions from the Smithsonian Institution.

Family Life

His family was living in Macon, Georgia, when he was born.

Associated With

He encountered such avant-garde Musicians as La Monte Young, Iannis Xenakis, and John Cage while teaching composition and theory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1951 until 1986.

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