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Sofia Gubaidulina

Sofia Gubaidulina (born October 24, 1931) is a russian composer of deeply spiritual music labeled "irresponsible" in the USSR. She has explored alternate tunings and was encouraged down her, "mistaken path," by Dmitri Shostakovich.

She is a co-founder and performer in Astreja, a improvisational group which employs folk instruments.

Quotes: "I am a religious person...and by 'religion' I mean re-ligio, the re-tying of a bond...restoring the legato of life. Life divides man into many pieces...There is no weightier occupation than the recomposition of spiritual integrity through the composition of music."

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