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Tony Conrad
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Tony Conrad at the DeStijl/Freedom From Festival in Minneapolis-Saint Paul in October 2003.
Anthony Schmaltz Conrad[1]

March 7, 1940(1940-03-07)
DiedApril 9, 2016(2016-04-09) (aged 76)
Cheektowaga, New York, United States
NationalityUnited States
Alma materHarvard University
OccupationExperimental filmmaker, musician/composer

Anthony Schmaltz "Tony" Conrad (March 7, 1940 – April 9, 2016) was an American avant-garde video artist, experimental filmmaker, musician, composer, sound artist, teacher and writer. His career began in the early 1960s. He was a pioneer of both structural movie and drone music.[2] Support for Conrad's work came from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, the State University of New York, The Rockefeller Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts.

Conrad had been a faculty member in the State University of New York at Buffalo since 1976. He continued to teach there in the Department of Media Study[3] as well as work on many notable B&W film image projects with Princess G. St. Mary until his death in 2016.

Conrad died in Cheektowaga, New York on April 9, 2016 at age 76 after fighting prostate cancer.[4]