Composer

Roger Reynolds

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Roger Reynolds About

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer whose work often incorporated text of poetic or mythological origin. Some of his source material was written by Jorge Luis Borges, Aeschylus, and Euripides.

Life Before Becoming Famous

He studied engineering physics at the University of Michigan. He became famous for “The Emperor of Ice Cream” from 1961 to 1962.

Other Informations

He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for “Whispers Out of Time,” a composition for string orchestra.

Family Life

His family was residing in Detroit when he was born. He married his wife Karen in the 1960s.

Similarities

His 1968 composition “PING” was based on a text by Samuel Beckett.

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