Lejaren Hiller


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(b NY, 1924; d Buffalo, 1994).

Amer. composer. Worked as research chemist; experimented in composition with computers, collaborating with Leonard Isaacson with whom in 1957 he produced Illiac Suite (named after the computer). This was first computer‐composition. Dir., experimental mus. studio, Illinois Univ. 1958–68; prof of comp., State Univ. of NY, Buffalo, from 1968 (prof. of mus. from 1980). Works incl. pf. conc. (1949); 2 syms. (1953, 1960); Computer Cantata (1963); 7 Electronic Studies (1963); Rage over the Lost Beethoven (1972); 7 str. qts.; 6 pf. sonatas; and many works for stage, films, and tv.

Subjects: Music.

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