Primous Fountain “Great Composer”
He is a genius” …Quincy Jones
Primous Fountain was raised in the Chicago Southside Housing Projects. He is a self-taught composer. Composing music is the only work Fountain has done for a living since leaving high school in Chicago. He has dedicated himself to music every day of his life. Today composer has composed seven Symphonies and many other orchestral works.
The young composer Primous Fountain had the premier of his ‘Manifestation’ by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Because of the huge public talk about the performance of Fountain’s music that concert had the most turn out in the history of the orchestra. There was a huge amount of media stories during that performance time. One of the most remarkable and appealing aspect of this composer is the age: his “Manifestation” was composed when he was only 18.
Quincy Jones, the famed producer, impresario, was the first to recognize the genius of the young composer in his teens when he studied the manuscript of the young composer’s orchestra work ‘Manifestation’. This was before any of Fountain’s music was ever performed! Jones immediately became Fountain’s patron and mentor. This was the start of a close relationship between Jones and Fountain. Later Quincy Jones commissioned Fountain to compose his Second Symphony. This Symphony 2 was 10 years in the making and it then started a new period in the development in the music of the Great composer.