Pulitzer Prize-winning English composer who was responsible for creating some of the most memorable contemporary classical sounds of the 20th century.
He received his education at the University of Wales, Bangor, where he studied English Literature. Later, he moved to Germany to study Composition with
He won the Pulitzer for Music in 1984 for his composition Canti del Sole, which debuted with the New York Philharmonic.
He married Augusta Read Thomas, a fellow composer.
He and fellow composer George Crumb both won Pulitzers for Music.