Italian composer known for his experimental work, such as for example “Sinfonia” from 1968. He was a pioneer in digital music. He harmed his hands after failing woefully to operate a weapon correctly, thus finishing his ambitions to be always a professional piano participant. He centered on structure from thereon out. He trained Phil Lesh from the Pleased Deceased at Julliard. He was trained the piano by his dad and grandfather who had been both organists. He wedded musicologist Talia Peckar in 1977. He was a modern of fellow avant-garde composer John Cage.