Roger Reynolds

Roger Reynolds is a Pulitzer-winning American composer, born July 18, 1934 in Detroit, Michigan. Since 1969, he has taught composition at the University of California, San Diego.

Reynolds studied engineering physics at the University of Michigan, where he later studied music composition with Ross Lee Finney and Roberto Gerhard. Together with fellow Michigan classmates Robert Ashley and Gordon Mumma, Reynolds was a founding member of the ONCE Group. After attending graduate school, he lived abroad for seven years, first in Europe then in Japan. In the late 1960s, he returned to the United States and settled in southern California where he has been based to this day.

Reynolds's works most often include text of poetic or mythological origin, electronic sound elements, and multichannel spatial explorations. In 1989, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Whispers Out of Time, a composition for string orchestra.

In 2009, coinciding with his 40-year tenure at UCSD, Reynolds was appointed to the title of University Professor, making him the first ever University of California faculty member in the Arts to hold such a position.

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... A Portrait of Vanzetti (1962–63, narrator, ensemble, and tape) ROGER REYNOLDS VOICESPACE (1980) – Lovely Music LCD 1801 The Palace (Voicespace IV) (1980, baritone and tape) Eclipse (Voicespace III ... NWCR652 Not Only Night (1988, soprano, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano) ROGER REYNOLDS THE PARIS PIECES (1995) – Neuma 450-91 (2 CD) Odyssey (1989–92, two singers, ensemble, and computer sound. 1989, solo cello) ROGER REYNOLDS FROM BEHIND THE UNREASONING MASK (1998) – New World 80237-2 From Behind the Unreasoning Mask (1975, trombone, percussion, and tape) ROGER REYNOLDS WATERSHED (1998 ...

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