UC San Diego's Department of Music

June 30, 2015

  UC San Diego conductor and percussionist Steven Schick is featured in a New Yorker article by esteemed critic Alex Ross, who praises Schick's commitment to new music and his work as music director of this year's Ojai Festival.

"In the contiguous worlds of percussion and new music he possesses quasi-legendary status," Ross writes. "That he is committed to modern fare is a given; as he likes to say, he is older than his repertory, having been born in nineteen fifty-four, five years before Stockhausen wrote Zyklus, which is considered the first major work for solo percussion. Schick finds force and feeling in the allegedly cerebral world of the European avant-garde; at the same time, he brings rigor and focus to the American experimental and minimalist traditions. He is one of the supreme living virtuosos, not only of percussion but of any instrument."

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