>Just got a couple of CDs of his compositions, with a note from EMI,
>calling him "the most popular living composer." Is it my fault then
>that I never heard of him?
No, and the claim is a stretch. His popularity stems from an adaptation
he made of his piece "Palladio" for a television advertisement for
diamonds. He went to the Royal Academy of Music and became known for
his jazz oboe and saxaphone playing.