A Hard Rain

“A collaboration with the audio engineer Andrew Munsey, “A Hard Rain” is a meditative two hours of music, with the dark resonance of a cave”

New York Times

Weather Systems I: A Hard Rain is the first album from an extensive multi-album series by “supreme living virtuoso” (The New Yorker) percussionist Steven Schick. The new series, called Weather Systems, is a set of recordings of the percussion music that has been most meaningful to Schick, which will span more than 100 years and feature a diverse set of composers. The album includes foundational modernist works for solo percussion by John Cage (27’10.554”), Karlheinz Stockhausen (Zyklus), Morton Feldman (The King of Denmark), Charles Wuorinen (Janissary Music), Helmut Lachenmann (Intérieur I), William Hibbard (Parsons’ Piece), and Kurt Schwitters (Ursonata) with Shakrokh Yadegari, electronics composer and performer. The 2-CD set includes an extensive personal essay written by Schick.

Islandia Music Records

released May 20, 2022

Steven Schick, percussionist and producer

Andrew Munsey, recording engineer and co-producer

Shahrokh Yadegari, electronics composer and performer; co-creator of UrSonata

Josef Kucera, recording engineer of Intérieur I

Recorded at the University of California, San Diego