All Things Cage: Laura Kuhn Talks with Stephen Drury (Audio)

Dec 24, 2022
Hosted by Laura Kuhn, Executive Director of the John Cage Trust.

Laura Kuhn talks this week with the accomplished pianist and conductor, Stephen Drury. Well-known as a champion of 20th century music, Drury’s repertoire extends from Bach, Schubert, and Liszt to the complete piano sonatas of Charles Ives and music by John Cage, Elliot Carter, Frederic Rzewski, John Zorn, Morton Feldman, György Ligeti, and Luciano Berio. He has performed throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe and Asia, taking the sound of dissonances into remote corners of Pakistan, Greenland, and Montana. Recipient of an N.E.A. Solo Recitalist Grant, Drury has also been awarded grants from Meet the Composer to commission new works by John Zorn and John Cage, as well as by Terry Riley and Chinary Ung. He is a long-time teacher at the New England Conservatory of Music where he directs the amazing Callithumpian Consort.