UC San Diego's Department of Music
April 10, 2014
STEVEN SCHICK PROFILED BY NEW YORKER MAGAZINE'S ALEX ROSS
UC San Diego's master percussionist Steven Schick was profiled recently by New Yorker magazine writer Alex Ross, one of the few critics in mainstream media who pays serious attention to new and experimental music. Ross's piece spotlights Schick's recent solo concerts at the Miller Theatre in New York City. Ross traces Schick's life and work from his childhood in Clear Lake, Iowa--not far from where Buddy Holly died in a plane crash--to a professional career rooted in both classical music and new music ranging from Cage and Xenakis to Morton Feldman and Brian Ferneyhough (Cage, Xenakis and Ferneyhough's all did residencies in the Department of Music at UC San Diego). The Miller Theatre concert and Ross's profile are only a couple highlights from Schick's 60th birthday year, covered coast to coast in publications including the New York Times and UT San Diego. Schick's 60th falls on May 8 and he'll celebrate with an escape to Oahu's North Shore with his wife Brenda.
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