Tragic loss: NY composer is killed on his bikemain
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.