Well, microtonal composer Kraig Grady has just left Los Angeles, without even a parting concert. He got married to another microtonal composer last October, and it seems he'd rather be with her near the University of Wollongong, Australia, than in this more primitive colony.
The term "microtonal" sounds scary and intellectual, but if you've met Mr. Grady or heard his music, you've come away with impressions of gentleness and naturalness. I know I will miss his presence a lot.
I wrote a feature on Kraig Grady for LA Weekly in 2000; you can read it here.