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Richard Carrick

Miller Theatre at Columbia University, 2960 Broadway at 116th Street, NYC

Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm

$25 ($20 with SONiCPass)

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Richard Carrick (born in Paris of French-Algerian and British decent) is a New York based composer whose music has been performed internationally by the New York Philharmonic (Ensemble Series), Vienna’s Konzerthaus, ISCM World Music Days-Switzerland, Darmstadt Summer Festival, Tokyo International House, Merkin Hall, Nieuw Ensemble, JACK Quartet, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, soloists Magnus Andersson, Carin Levine, Rohan de Saram, David Shively and others. Recent works include The Flow Cycle for Strings (released on New World Records: performed by Either/Or), Adagios for String Quartet, and Find the Devil’s Lead. He also writes large-scale multi-media works including Cosmicomics (based on stories by Italo Calvino) combining video, electronics and live musicians.

Carrick co-founded and co-directs the New York based contemporary ensemble Either/Or, and regularly performs as pianist, conductor and guitarist. In 2011-12, Carrick will teach the graduate composition seminar at Columbia University and 20th Century Music at New York University. He has taught and guest lectured about his music in Japan, South Korea, Sweden, France, Germany, The Netherlands and the US.

He studied at Columbia University (BA) with Mario Davidovsky and David Rakowski, UC-San Diego (MA, PhD) with Brian Ferneyhough, Aleck Karis and George Lewis, IRCAM (Stage d’éte) and Koninklijk Conservatorium in The Hague.