SICPP finale covers a lot of ground

The recent SICPP festival gets coverage.

The 2007 Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at the New England Conservatory closed on Saturday with the annual students’ marathon concert, impishly dubbed the “Sick Puppy Iditarod” by artistic director Stephen Drury. Though not quite as long as its namesake, the 28-work, six-and-a-half – hour trek traversed a fair portion of the new-music landscape.