American Philip Corner, born in 1933, is an exceptionally diverse artist, both stylistically and conceptually. In addition to musical works, his extensive catalogue of works consists of writings, the fine arts and calligraphies. Despite the heterogeneity, Corner views his work as a unit. Corner has been influenced by Asian culture and music, first coming into contact with it while serving in Korea. His musical works are often verbally or graphically notated, form open structures and focus on the materiality of the sound.