Steven Schick Performs ‘Mathematics of Resonant Bodies’


During the aptly named “Shimmer,” the entrancing third movement of John Luther Adams’s “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies” (2002), Steven Schick created a celestial, kaleidoscopic palette of sounds by playing on several triangles. Another alluring section unfolded with intriguing rhythmic patterns on the cymbals. In “Roar,” a halo of sounds emerged in a vigorous crescendo from the tam-tam (a type of gong).