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.