Death of New York hyperrealist composer, 75

Death of New York hyperrealist composer, 75


norman lebrecht

December 09, 2020

The New York electronics composer Noah Creshevsky died on December 3 of an unknown cause.

After studies with Nadia Boulanger and Luciano Berio, he spent the whole of his life in the city, inventing a sound world that he defined as ‘hyperrealist’.

He taught at Brooklyn College of City University and was firector of its Center for Computer Music.


  • David Leibowitz says:

    A teacher, mentor, and colleague of mine, Noah was gentle, funny, generous, warm-hearted, and supportive of the musical endeavors of his friends and colleagues. His music is like him: witty, clear, unique. I was lucky to have him as a friend for over 40 years. RIP

  • Nathaniel Rosen says:

    What does “hyperrealist” mean?