Philip Lionel Corner was born in 1933 in New York, USA. He was a founding participant of Fluxus since 1961. His music also frequently explores unintentional sound, chance activities, minimalism, and non-Western instruments. His work in media outside of music and composing includes, assemblages, collages, drawings, paintings, and calligraphy, in which he became interested in during his military service in Korea in 1960 - 61. He has written numerous articles, essays and poems. Since 1992, he lives and works in Reggio Emilia, Italy.