Works performed by Earplay:

Ciao, Manhattan
In Double Light
Mythic Birds of Saugerties
My Life on the Plains

Lee Hyla was born in Niagara Falls, New York, in 1952 and died in Chicago in 2014. He had residencies in composition at MacDowell, Yaddo and the Djerassi Foundation, and was active as a performer of new music, improvisation and rock and roll. He received commissions from the Koussevitzky, Naumburg and Fromm Foundations, among others. He was the recipient of the Elise L. Stoeger Prize from the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships, a Guggenheim fellowship, the Goddard Lieberson Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Rome Prize. He taught at the New England Conservatory of Music from 1992 until 2007, serving as co-chair of the composition department for most of that time. In 2007, he was appointed the chair of music composition at Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music. His website is

[from program for May 16, 2016 concert]