(b Toledo, Ohio, 1944).
Amer. conductor. Début as pianist Toledo 1961. Taught at Juilliard Sch. 1968–71. Début as cond. with Juilliard Ens. which he co‐founded with Berio and cond. 1968–74. Cond. f.p. of Berio's Opera in Santa Fe 1970. Mus. dir., Norwalk (Conn.) SO 1968–73, St Paul Chamber Orch. 1973–80. Bayreuth début 1978. Mus. dir., Württemberg State Opera, Stuttgart, 1980–7, Bonn Opera from 1987. Chicago début 1987. Prin. cond. and dir. of classical mus. programming, Saratoga Performing Arts Center 1985–8. Mus. dir. Brooklyn Acad. of Mus. and prin. cond. Brooklyn SO from 1991. Has cond. f.ps. of works by Cage, Carter, Feldman, Berio, etc., in NY. Chief cond. Stuttgart CO from 1995, Vienna Radio SO 1996–2000, Linz Opera from 2000.