Roger Reynolds

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Birthday
18, 1934
Birthplace
Michigan
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1934 (age 85)
Birthplace
Michigan

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.

Before Fame

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

Trivia

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.

Associated With

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