Pulitzer Prize-winning composer whose work often incorporated text of poetic or mythological origin. Some of his source material was written by
He studied engineering physics at the University of Michigan. He became famous for "The Emperor of Ice Cream" from 1961 to 1962.
He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for "Whispers Out of Time," a composition for string orchestra.
His family was residing in Detroit when he was born. He married his wife Karen in the 1960s.
His 1968 composition "PING" was based on a text by Samuel Beckett.