Gerald Busby1935 -
The majority of Gerald Busby's compositions are song cycles, though he has also composed in the genres of ballet, opera, and film. Most of his music is self-published.
A native of Tyler, Texas, Busby began his career as a textbook salesman. After sneaking into practice rooms at Colorado State University to composer music, he began music studies with Virgil Thompson after a fortuitous evening cooking for Thompson.
His film music for Robert Altman's film Three Women is one of his best known works.
He has been a resident of New York's Chelsea Hotel since 1977.
--Christie Finn Source: Scott Guinn