My Development as a Composer

Keywords: composing, contemporary music, tonal music, atonal music, the twelve-tone technique, electronic music, New York Composers’ Circle.


In this article author recounts how
he became a composer, who were his
teachers, what educational institutions
he studied in, where he worked, how
he developed his individual musical style
and his ideas about music, and also describes
what these ideas are. He also describes
the context of living and working
in New York City and the musical
organizations he has worked with
and for from the late 1960s to the present.

Contemporary Composer