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FILE — The avant-garde composer Takehisa Kosugi performs at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, Sept. 12, 2015. Kosugi, the longtime music director of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, often explored found sounds through compositions that set out challenged audience expectations. He died on Oct. 12, 2018, at age 80. (Hiroyuki Ito/The New York Times)