Edgard Varèse (1883–1965) was a French-born composer. Born on 22nd December 1883, he moved to the United States in 1915, and took U.S. citizenship in 1926. Varèse's music features an emphasis on timbre and "organised sound". His use of new instruments and electronic resources led to his being known as the "Father of Electronic Music". He died on 6th November 1965.