Ruth Crawford Seegerhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Crawford_Seeger
"Ruth Crawford Seeger (July 3, 1901 - November 18, 1953), born Ruth Porter Crawford, was a modernist composer and an American folk music specialist....... she became the first woman to receive the Guggenheim Fellowship......(her) family, including Mike Seeger, Peggy Seeger, Barbara, Penny, and stepson Pete Seeger, moved to Washington D.C. in 1936 after Charles’ appointment to the music division of the Resettlement Administration. While in Washington D.C. Crawford Seeger worked closely with John and Alan Lomax at the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress to preserve and teach American folk music. Her arrangements and interpretations of American Traditional folk songs are among the most respected.....She was one of the first composers to extend serialism to musical elements other than pitch, and to develop formal plans based on serial operations (Tick 2001)."
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Study in Mixed Accents (1930)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq7Nn8KAWPY
Ruth Crawford Seeger: Rissolty Rossolty (1939) (only 30 seconds of this work-in middle of page)http://www.amazon.com/Rissolty-Rossolty/dp/B0018OC2OO/ref=sr_1_cc_1...
Ruth Crawford Seeger: String quartet (1931)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CA1-qzGWDQ&feature=relatedhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yT3gnkcztzs&feature=related