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Lee Hyla


Venerated contemporary composer and pianist Lee Hyla was the concentrate of several awards, grants, and commissions for a number of decades. Hyla was created in Niagara Falls, NY and elevated in Greencastle, Indiana. He remaining Indiana for NY to study structure at SUNY Stony Brook with David Lewin, and continued to Boston to keep his research with Malcolm Peyton at the brand new England Conservatory. With the past due ’90s, Hyla proved helpful on the NEC as co-chairman from the structure section. He was the receiver of a Guggenheim fellowship, two NEA fellowships, the Stoeger Award, the Rome Award, and many various other high honors. He constructed functions for the Kronos Quartet with Allen Ginsberg, jazz saxophonist Tim Berne, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, as well as the London Sinfonietta, who performed a chamber orchestra function of his in 1980. Hyla was commissioned by many institutions like the Concert Artist’s Guild, Meet up with the Composer, as well as the Quintet from the Americas, for whom he constructed Amnesia Breaks, that they performed in 1990. Hyla provides two recordings with Jim Pugliese on CRI, Avant and Tzadik which released Riff and Transfiguration in 1999, delivering four compositions that period 1989-98. Recordings of Hyla’s functions may also be available on the brand new World and non-esuch labels.

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Full Name Lee Hyla
Died June 6, 2014, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Education Stony Brook University, New England Conservatory of Music
Nationality American
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
Music Songs Ciao Manhattan, In Double Light, Amnesia Variance, Mythic Birds of Saugerties, My Life On The Plains iii, Riff And Transfiguration Resolute And Driven, Polish Folk Songs ii, Riff And Transfiguration Iii Cantabile Con Moto, String Quartet #4, String Quartet #2: II, Riff And Transfiguration Leggiero, Riff And Transfiguration Blunt And Rocking, Basic Training, Polish Folk Songs i, My Life On The Plains ii, The Dream Of Innocent III, Amnesia Redux, Field Guide, Wilson's Ivory-Bill, Riff And Transfiguration I Very Fast, Eruptive, My Life On The Plains i, Polish Folk Songs iii, Riff And Transfiguration Quietly, Con Rubato, Third Party, String Quartet #2: III, Riff And Transfiguration Ii Somewhat Agitated But Becoming Calm And Distant, String Quartet #2: I
Albums Riff and Transfiguration, My Life on the Plains, Wilson's Ivory-bill, In Double Light

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1 Daughter of Steve Rachwal.
2 Sister of Soli Rachwal.
3 Is an ice skater.
4 Is a belly dancer.



Look Behind You 2011/I Short Bianca
On the Block II 2010 Short Bully #2
Lose with English 2010 Dancer 2
On the Block 2010 Short The Bully Ringleader

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