Leonard Isaacson

Leonard Maxwell Isaacson (born 1925) is an American chemist and composer.[1]

Isaacson collaborated with Lejaren Hiller on the computer-programmed acoustic composition, Illiac Suite (1957).[2][3] At the time, both composers were professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, and used the university's room-size ILLIAC I.


  • Hiller, Lejaren A., and Leonard M. Issacson. (1959/1979). Experimental Music: Composition With an Electronic Computer. McGraw-Hill, New York. ISBN 978-0-313-22158-3.


  1. ^ Dean, R. T. (2009). The Oxford Handbook of Computer Music, p. 113. ISBN 978-0-19-533161-5.
  2. ^ Morris, Mark (1996). A Guide to 20th-Century Composers, p. 474. ISBN 978-0-413-45601-4.
  3. ^ "Lejarn Hiller Obituary", PeterGena.com.