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February 26, 2010
PERCUSSIONIST STEVEN SCHICK SHOWCASED IN NEW YORKER MAGAZINE



  In the March 1, 2010, issue of the New Yorker magazine, music critic Alex Ross profiles Greek composer Iannis Xenakis, describing his traumatic injuries during World War II and the "raw, wild" music that followed. Ross cites UC San Diego percussionist Steven Schick as a prime purveyor of Xenakis' music, referring to Schick's "hyperathletic interpretation of 'Psappha'." Ross utilizes Schick's insightful explanation, in his book The Percussionist's Art, of the "state of grace" that is required for a performer to fully convey the complexity of Xenakis' music.
  

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