Pulitzer Prize-winning Argentinian-American composer Mario Davidovsky has passed away in New York City – aged 85.
A student of Aaron Copland and Milton Babbitt, Mr Davidovsky served long-term teaching positions on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, Columbia University and Harvard University – and was awarded a 1970 Pulitzer Prize for his work ‘Synchronisms No. 6 for Piano and Electronic Sound’.
“Music is the summation, the aggregate, of all the choices, all we do … it’s a chaotic enterprise, a degree of understanding,” he told the New York Times at the time.
Our condolences are with Mr Davidovsky’s family, friends, colleagues and students.