New York-based composer, french-hornist and new-music advocate Matt Marks has passed away – aged just 38.
Matt was a founding member of the New York Alarm Will Sound and the New Music Gathering contemporary music ensembles.
“It is with great sadness and heartbreak that I announce the death of the love of my life and best human being I have been lucky enough to know …” Matt’s fiancé, composer Mary Kouyoumdjian has said via social media.
“Matt passed away this morning suddenly … thank you to those who have shared their outpouring of love and support to myself, his friends, and his incredible family … we appreciate your sensitivity during this difficult time,” she has said.
“Matt was a one-of-a-kind mix of playfulness and gravity who was integral in shaping our identity as a band …” the Alarm Will Sound ensemble has said via social media.
“Beyond his personality, his work as a composer, performer, and new-music advocate touched many in our community … he will be deeply missed.”
No cause of death has been announced at this stage.
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Our condolences are with Matt’s fiancé, family, friends and colleagues.