Stephen Rush is a Professor at the University of Michigan, where he directs the Digital Music Ensemble. Rush has had premieres in five continents, and released over thirty CD’s, articles, and books, most recently Free Jazz, Harmolodics, and Ornette Coleman. Rush’s extensive compositional output includes five operas, chamber music (some of which is standard repertory), orchestra work and over a hundred and fifty scores for dancers. His music has been performed by Leonard Slatkin and Neeme Jaarvi with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and recorded by members of the Cleveland Orchestra, the Warsaw Philharmonic, and the New York Philharmonic. As a performer, he has played with artists such as Henry Grimes, Steve Swell, Eugene Chadbourne, Pauline Oliveros, with “Blue” Gene Tyranny, and with the late Peter Kowald. Rush is the director of the Digital Music Ensemble (DME) at the University of Michigan. With DME, Rush has premiered works by John Cage, Philip Glass, and LaMonte Young; his collaborations with Roscoe Mitchell are documented on several recordings, most recently on the 2017 Four Ways, a collaboration with the Yuganaut trio featuring Tom Abbs, and Geoff Mann.
Artist Website: https://stephenjrushmusic.com/