The composer Samuel Pellman, an electroacoustic specialist, was killed yesterday in upstate New York while riding his bicycle in the Oneida County town of Kirkland.
Pellman, 64, was a professor at Hamilton College and author of a respected how-to guide to making electronic music. On leave for the current term, he was riding his bike around Kirkland at midday when he was struck from behind by a car driven by an 86-year-old lady.
Sam Pellman leaves a widow, Colleen, and two children. He was an outstanding teacher.
A list of his compositions can be found here. Many have been recorded.