Matt Marks, Versatile Composer And Musician, Dies At 38 Matt Marks, a young composer, musician and founding member of the contemporary music ensemble Alarm Will Sound , died suddenly Friday, May 11. The group made an announcement Saturday on Twitter, with no cause of death given. Marks was 38. Marks was known for blending humor and sincerity, and characterized by members of his ensemble as “a unique mix of playfulness and gravity who was integral in shaping our identity as a band.” The larger contemporary music community has begun to mourn his loss as well. Composer Ted Hearne, writing on Facebook, said: “His work was such a memorable blend of uncomfortably serious and disarmingly fun. He mixed and matched musical influences with an incredible freedom, challenged style, f***** with genre and dared you to write him off. (You couldn’t.)” Marks was a versatile musician who played French horn for Alarm, but also contributed complex…

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