Else Marie Pade

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Else Marie Pade (born 2 December 1924) is a Danish composer.

Pade was born in Aarhus, and was educated as a pianist at the Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen. She studied composition first with Vagn Holmboe, and later with Jan Maegaard, from whom she learned twelve-tone technique. In 1954, she became the first Danish composer of electronic and concrete music (Bruland 2001). She knew and worked with Pierre Schaeffer and Karlheinz Stockhausen.

Pade was active in the resistance during the Second World War, and was interned at the Frøslev prison camp from 1944 till the end of the war.