In addition to his composing, Reynolds's writing, lecturing, organization of musical events, and teaching have prompted numerous residencies at international festivals: Darmstadt, Music Today, the Helsinki Biennale, the Agora, Proms, and Edinburgh festivals among them. Reynolds’ published scores – he is exclusively represented by C.F. Peters Corporation – number nearly 100, and are supplemented by dozens of CD recordings, from Mode Records, the New World, Lovely, Wergo, Pogus, and Neuma labels. Reynolds has held visiting appointments at Yale, Harvard, the University of Illinois, the Sibelius Academy, Brooklyn College of CCNY, and Amherst College. He is University Professor, based at UCSD, and has recently inaugurated an Arts activism program at the University of California’s Washington Center. Commissioners have included the Library of Congress (which established a Special Collection of his work in 1998), the Philadelphia, the National Symphony, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestras, the British Arts Council, the BBC Proms Festival, Suntory Hall, Radio France, the Guggenheim Museum, the NEA, the French Ministry of Culture, and the Fromm Foundation. Whispers Out of Time for string orchestra earned him the Pulitzer Prize in 1988. Reynolds’ writing – including the books Mind Models (1975, revised 2004), and Form and Method: Composing Music (2002) – has appeared widely in international journals such as Perspectives of New Music, The Musical Quarterly, Polyphone (Japan), MusikTexte (Germany), the Contemporary Music Review (London), Nature Magazine, and Music Perception.
Current projects include two Books of Etudes for piano (Commissioned by the Fromm Foundation), SEASONS (in collaboration with Alarm Will Sound, Alan Pierson, and Susan Narucki), and a multimedia work for 3 narrators and the National Symphony Orchestra in collaboration with Ross Karre and Jaime Oliver. The Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed has labeled Reynolds an “all-around sonic visionary”. For further information visit www.rogerreynolds.com or the Library of Congress.
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