Steven Schick, University of California, San Diego, USA: Pieces for solo percussion and live electronics

Steven Schick's solo percussion performance will include "Chatter/Clatter" by Roger Reynolds, "Wendell's History for Steve" by Gustavo Aguilar among others, and will feature the combination of percussion playing with music technology of different sorts.

His live@CIRMMT performance will be followed by a CIRMMT Distinguished Lecture on Thursday, October 16th, at 4:30pm in Clara Lichtenstein Recital Hall (C-209), Strathcona Music Building, 555 Sherbrooke St. West.


Steven Schick was born in Iowa and raised in a farming family.  For the past thirty years he has championed contemporary percussion music as a performer and teacher, by commissioning and premiering more than one hundred new works for percussion. Schick is Distinguished Professor of Music at the University of California, San Diego and a Consulting Artist in Percussion at the Manhattan School of Music.  In 2008 Schick received the “Distinguished Teaching Award” from UCSD. He was the percussionist of the Bang on a Can All-Stars of New York City from 1992-2002, and from 2000 to 2004 served as Artistic Director of the Centre International de Percussion de Genève in Geneva, Switzerland. Schick is founder and Artistic Director of the percussion group, “red fish blue fish,” and in 2007 assumed the post of Music Director and conductor of the La Jolla Symphony and Chorus. Steven Schick recently released three important publications.  His book on solo percussion music, “The Percussionist’s Art: Same Bed, Different Dreams,” was published by the University of Rochester Press; his recording of “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies” by John Luther Adams was released by Cantaloupe Music; and, a 3 CD set of the complete percussion music of Iannis Xenakis, made in collaboration with red fish blue fish, was issued by Mode Records.