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						Mikel Rouse

Mikel Rouse

Date of Birth January 26, 1957
Age 66 years, 4 months, 28 days
Place of Birth St. Louis
Country United States
Profession American composer
Horoscope Aquarius

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Mikel Rouse is a famous American composer, born on January 26, 1957 in United States. As of June 1, 2023, Mikel Rouse’s net worth is $5 Million. Frustrated by the lack of institutional support for Downtown music, Rouse has made an ambitious bid for composer self-sufficiency. In 1995 he premiered a one-man “opera” Failing Kansas, based on the same story as Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood, and in 2000 he produced an entire film with music by himself, rather pointedly titled Funding. In an opposite direction, he premiered a technologically innovative opera called Dennis Cleveland at the Kitchen in 1996, based on a talk show format and with some of the singers/actors spread out among the audience, though with a dense libretto drawn from John Ralston Saul’s critique of Western society in the latter’s book Voltaire’s Bastards. In 2002 the opera was presented at Lincoln Center.

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Mikel Rouse (born Michael Rouse; January 26, 1957 in Saint Louis, Missouri, United States) is an American composer. He has been associated with a Downtown New York City movement known as totalism, and is best known for his operas, including Dennis Cleveland, about a television talk show host, which Rouse wrote and starred in.

The son of a Missouri state trooper, Rouse grew up in Poplar Bluff, in the state’s Bootheel region. Early in life, he decided to change the spelling of his first name to “Mikel,” to more accurately represent the name’s pronunciation. He studied painting and film at the Kansas City Art Institute as well as music at the University of Missouri–Kansas City. When the avant-garde rock band Talking Heads played in Kansas City in 1978, Rouse’s band Tirez Tirez was the only local band progressive enough to open for them. Tirez Tirez relocated to New York City in 1979 and continued performing until 1987. Meanwhile, Rouse absorbed African rhythmic techniques from A. M. Jones’s Studies in African Music, and studied Schillinger technique with Jerome Walman, one of the few “Certified” Schillinger Teachers in America; both influences came to inform his music. In addition to Tirez Tirez he formed a new ensemble, Mikel Rouse Broken Consort, to work out his new rhythmic language in the context of rock-based instrumentation, making him one of the first composers to notate intricate music for rock group. Rouse’s association with Ben Neill and Kyle Gann in New York in the early 1990s led to the recognition of a new rhythmic complexity in minimalist-based music that came to be referred to as totalism.

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Mikel Rouse is one of the richest American composer & listed on most popular American composer. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Mikel Rouse's net worth $5 Million.

Net Worth $5 Million
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Source of Income American composer
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He collaborated with Ben Neill on The Demo, based on The Mother of All Demos, a technological demonstration of 1968. It was performed in 2015 at the Bing Concert Hall of Stanford University. He received a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants for Artists award (2001).

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Ranked on the list of most popular American composer. Also ranked in the elit list of famous American composer born in United States. Mikel Rouse celebrates birthday on January 26 of every year.

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