Steven Schick: Origins

Friday, February 14, 2014, 8pmJewish Community Center of San Francisco
If you miss Steve’s NYC recital, you can catch him (and Wendell’s History) again in San Francisco at his ONLY West Coast Recital in 2014!—a special Valentine’s Evening concert.

Ticket information at:http://sfcmp.org/origins/




Compositions For Unaccompanied Snare Drum Volume IVSmith Publications, February 2014

I am thrilled that Smith Publications has chosen to include my composition, Lo, in the new edition (Volume 4) of THE NOBLE SNARE, a seminal multi-volume publication of snare drum solos which includes works by John Cage, Alvin Lucier, Christian Wolff, Robert Ashley, and Pauline Oliveros among others.

March April


Re/Thinking Paul Bunyan

7-Week Workshop, Saturdays 9am-3pm, March 1-April 19

University of Maine at Farmington

Gaelyn Aguilar (UMF Anthropology), Gustavo Aguilar (UMF Experimental Performance),

Jesse Potts (UMF Sculpture), Michael Romanyshyn (Musician and Puppeteer, Temple Stream Theater)

Re/Thinking Paul Bunyan is a workshop/performative gesture taking place along the Maine/Canada that is meant to activate dialogue and action about creation myths, ideological signs of the nation-state, borders as frontiers of identity, and the friction of global social interaction.
A quick snapshot of Paul Bunyan in the 20th Century has him changing from a worker’s hero to a kind of patron saint of big business, an earth-moving giant that personifies the ideals of extraction in terms of economic and industrial interests. What would happen if we read between the lines of these histories to see the changing representations of Mr. Bunyan and to propose other stories of how we might re/view (or re/mobilize) him in the 21st Century? Could Paul Bunyan be considered among the early architects of the North American Free Trade Agreement? Might he be a subversive border crosser, roaming freely through the Northern territories between Canada and the United States? Or a ‘lone soul’ yearning to go beyond categories and orders of segmented thinking, acting, and being?


Notes on a Balinese Cockfight—the Operetta

Thursday, March 20, 7:30 pm

Emery Community Arts Center

Anthropologist and poet, Renato Rosaldo, and composer/performer, Cristian Amigo, will join me and an ensemble cast in presenting a workshop performance of the prelude to Notes on a Balinese Cockfight—the Operetta, a humorous and critical look at American anthropologist Clifford Geertz’s fictitious fieldwork experiences leading to the writing of the 1972 anthropology classic “Deep Play: Notes on the Balinese Cockfight.”

The Modern Percussion Revolution: Journeys of the Progressive Artist

Edited by Kevin Lewis, Gustavo Aguilar

Routledge (Research in Music Series), May 28th 2014

My friend and colleague, Kevin Lewis, and I are excited about our forthcoming edited volume on Routledge, which includes contributions by some amazing percussion practitioners and scholars. For details, please visit: http://www.sponpress.com/books/details/9780415716956/



Encuentro, MANIFEST! Choreographing Social Movements in the Americas

June 21st to June 28th, 2014

Concordia University in Montréal, Québec

Tugwill be traveling to Montréalto be part of the “Collaboration -Exhibition – Research” workgroup. As part of the workgroup we hope to continue our work on Who Eats at Taco Bell?, a platform for thinking about citizenship and immigrant incorporation within the United States.
The project opens up in the Borderlands of South Texas, where we have already begun to engage with food as a non-verbal way of articulating ideas about culturally-inflected ways of being. Tapping into the generative power of the taco as one of the apostles of Mexican food in the United States, we aspire to transform our project into a vehicle, literally, for tracing any emotional residue of Manifest Destiny, by travelling the Lewis and Clark Trail with a Taco Cart qua performance/exhibition space, making tacos for any “natives” with whom we come in contact, and having conversations about what it means to be an American.

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