The composer and pianist Arthur Maddox has died, aged 80.
Based in Eugene, Oregon, he worked with the National Academy of Artistic Gymnastics and the official pianist of the US Women’s Olympic Gymnastics Team. He was a close friend of the novelist Ken Kesey. His children’s piece Tricker the Squirrel Meets Big Double the Bear has been widely performed by US orchestras.
As a student, he helped John Cage make a four-hand version of his piece Cheap Imitation.