(b Bamber Bridge, Lancs., 1917; d Caterham, Surrey, 2003). Eng. composer and author. Worked for It. radio 1956–61. Taught at Univ. Coll., Bangor, 1967–70. Prof. of mus., Surrey Univ., 1970–85. Mus. influenced by It. avant-garde sch. of Berio, Maderna, Nono, etc. Books incl. Serial Composition (1966), Contemporary Percussion (1970), The New Music (1975). Comps. incl. Antigone, opera (1969); 2 syms. (1954, 1990); cl. conc. (1960); choral and vocal works; chamber mus.; pieces for guitar; and some comps. using elec./tape.
From The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music in Oxford Reference.