A CHRONOLOGICAL VIEW OF WESTERN MUSIC HISTORY IN THE CONTEXT OF WORLD EVENTS

Steven Mackey

Birth icon
February 14, 1956: Steven Mackey is born in Frankfurt to American parents.
Performance icon
August 8, 1988: The Big Bang and Beyond for orchestra by Steven Mackey (32) is performed for the first time, in Royce Hall, Los Angeles.
Performance icon
May 8, 1989: among the vanishing for soprano and string quartet by Steven Mackey (33) to words of Rilke is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
Performance icon
November 7, 1989: Indigenous Instruments for microtonally tuned flute, clarinet, violin, cello, and piano by Steven Mackey (33) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
Performance icon
May 16, 1990: On All Fours for string quartet by Steven Mackey (34) is performed for the first time, in Chicago.
Performance icon
February 22, 1991: On the Verge/Troubadour Songs for string quartet and scordatura electric guitar by Steven Mackey (35) is performed for the first time, at Stanford University.
Performance icon
March 8, 1992: Tilt for orchestra by Steven Mackey (36) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Performance icon
July 14, 1992: Physical Property for electric guitar and string quartet by Steven Mackey (36) is performed for the first time, at the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the composer playing guitar.
Performance icon
March 20, 1994: Feels so Baaad for marimba, electric guitar, and violin by Steven Mackey (38) is performed for the first time, at the Manhattan School of Music, New York.
Performance icon
June 21, 1994: Two works for electric guitar and looping sampler by Steven Mackey (38) are performed for the first time, in Roulette, New York by the composer: Cairn and Grungy .
Performance icon
October 13, 1994: Several works are premiered in Merkin Hall, New York: Fragment for string quartet by Elliott Carter (85), Ned Rorem’s (70) Somewhere... for voice and piano the composer at the keyboard, Base for piano, left hand by Louis Andriessen (55), Quartet Movement in Memoriam DH by Robin Holloway (50), Spirit Quartet for string quartet and electronics by Tod Machover (40) and Music, minus one for string quartet and one other musician by Steven Mackey (38).
Performance icon
October 27, 1994: Eating Greens for orchestra by Steven Mackey (38) is performed for the first time, in Orchestra Hall, Chicago.
Performance icon
April 17, 1995: Deal for electric guitar, drum set, and chamber ensemble by Steven Mackey (39) is performed for the first time, in Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Los Angeles.
Performance icon
October 26, 1995: No Two Breaths for violin, marimba, and percussion quartet by Steven Mackey (39) is performed for the first time, in Miller Theatre of Columbia University.
Performance icon
December 8, 1995: Banana/DumpTruck, a concerto for solo electrified cello, four celli, and orchestra by Steven Mackey (39) is performed for the first time, in Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, New York.
Performance icon
May 12, 1996: Great Crossing, Great Divide for string quartet by Steven Mackey (40) is performed for the first time, in Muziekcentrum Vredenburg Utrecht.
Performance icon
September 4, 1996: Lost and Found for orchestra by Steven Mackey (40) is performed for the first time, in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.
Performance icon
December 5, 1997: Sonata for violin and piano by Steven Mackey (41) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
Performance icon
June 15, 1998: String Theory for amplified string quartet by Steven Mackey (42) is performed for the first time, in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.
Performance icon
November 6, 1998: Ravenshead, a monodrama by Steven Mackey (42) to words of Eckert, is performed for the first time, at Pennsylvania State University.
Performance icon
November 3, 1999: Micro-Concerto for percussion and five instruments by Steven Mackey (43) is performed for the first time, in New York.
Performance icon
March 16, 2000: Etude for cello and marimba by Steven Mackey (44) is performed for the first time, in Purcell Room, London.
Performance icon
April 15, 2000: Tuck and Roll for electric guitar and orchestra by Steven Mackey (44) is performed for the first time, in Miami, the composer as soloist.
Performance icon
November 9, 2000: Ars Moriendi for string quartet by Steven Mackey (44) is performed for the first time, in Orange County Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles.
Performance icon
March 7, 2001: Heavy Light, a dance by Steven Mackey (45) scored for flute, cello, piano, percussion, electronics, and tape, and choreographed by Donald Byrd, is performed for the first time, in Symphony Space, New York.
Performance icon
July 28, 2001: Gaggle and Flock for string octet by Steven Mackey (45) is performed for the first time, in Crofton House School, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Performance icon
February 22, 2002: Pedal Tones for organ and orchestra by Steven Mackey (46) is performed for the first time, in Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco.
Performance icon
April 14, 2002: The Attic Which Is Desire for treble voices, woodwind quintet, and harp by Steven Mackey (46) is performed for the first time, at the 92nd Street Y, New York.
Performance icon
June 20, 2003: Dreamhouse for baritone voice, vocal quartet, four electric guitars, and orchestra by Steven Mackey (47), to words of Eckert and the composer, is performed for the first time, in Amsterdam.
Performance icon
September 12, 2003: Interior Design for violin by Steven Mackey (47) is performed for the first time, in Teatro alle Tese, Venice.
Performance icon
November 19, 2004: Two works for saxophone quartet are performed for the first time, in Symphony Space, New York: Wait a Minute by Libby Larsen (53), and Animal, Vegetable, Mineral by Steven Mackey (48).
Performance icon
August 7, 2005: Gathering for two female singers, two trombones, harp, and marimba by Steven Mackey (49) is performed for the first time, in Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood.
Performance icon
September 17, 2005: Vermeer Pictures for orchestra by Louis Andriessen (66) and Clark Rundell, a suite from his opera Writing to Vermeer, is performed for the first time, in Dr. Anton Philipszaal, The Hague, the Netherlands. Also premiered is Time Release for percussion and orchestra by Steven Mackey (49).
Performance icon
October 21, 2005: Animal, Vegetable, Mineral for saxophone quartet and orchestra by Steven Mackey (49) is performed for the first time, in Schermerhorn Symphony Center, Nashville.
Performance icon
April 23, 2006: Five Animated Shorts for flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion by Steven Mackey (50) is performed for the first time, in the Kimmel Center, Philadelphia.
Performance icon
October 6, 2006: Turn the Key for orchestra by Steven Mackey (50) is performed for the first time, in Knight Concert Hall of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Miami.
Performance icon
January 28, 2007: Measures of Turbulence for eight guitars by Steven Mackey (50) is performed for the first time, in San Francisco.
Performance icon
July 21, 2007: Ground Swell for viola and chamber ensemble by Steven Mackey (51) is performed for the first time, in Harris Concert Hall, Aspen, Colorado.
Performance icon
October 24, 2008: Beautiful Passing for violin and orchestra by Steven Mackey (52) is performed for the first time, in Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, England.
Performance icon
June 12, 2009: Slide, a multi-disciplinary work for a small group of players and actors by Steven Mackey (53), to words of Eckert, is performed for the first time, in Libbey Bowl, Ojai, California.
Performance icon
October 29, 2009: Four Iconoclastic Episodes for violin, electric guitar, and strings by Steven Mackey (53) is performed for the first time, in University Concert Hall, Limerick, Ireland.
Performance icon
March 25, 2010: It is Time for four percussionists by Steven Mackey (54) is performed for the first time, in Carnegie Hall, New York.
Performance icon
May 11, 2011: Herr Gutman for male voice and chamber ensemble by Steven Mackey (55) is performed for the first time, in Trinity Center for Urban Life, Philadelphia.
Performance icon
September 23, 2011: Stumble to Grace, a concerto for piano and orchestra by Steven Mackey (55), is performed for the first time, in Powell Hall, St. Louis.
Performance icon
February 12, 2012: Tonic for chamber orchestra by Steven Mackey (56) is performed for the first time, in Perelman Theatre, Kimmel Center, Philadelphia.
Performance icon
May 8, 2012: Prelude to the End for clarinet, piano, violin, and cello with video projection by Steven Mackey (56) is performed for the first time, in Ruth Taylor Recital Hall, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.
Performance icon
February 12, 2013: One Red Rose for string quartet by Steven Mackey (56) is performed for the first time, in Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall, New York.
Performance icon
April 27, 2013: Urban Ocean for orchestra by Steven Mackey (57) is performed for the first time, in Long Beach Performing Arts Center, California.
Performance icon
March 11, 2015: Before It Is Time for soprano and percussion quartet by Steven Mackey (59) is performed for the first time, in Texas Performing Arts, Austin.
Performance icon
May 29, 2015: Mnemosyne’s Pool for orchestra by Steven Mackey (59) is performed for the first time, in Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles.
Performance icon
July 25, 2015: Madrigal for female voice and percussion quartet by Steven Mackey (59), to his own words, is performed for the first time, In Ozawa Hall at Tanglewood, Lenox, Massachusetts.
Performance icon
December 3, 2015: OHM for band by Steven Mackey (59) is performed for the first time, at LSU Union Theatre, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Performance icon
December 10, 2015: Triceros for chamber orchestra by Steven Mackey (59) is performed for the first time, in Orebro, Sweden.
Performance icon
June 4, 2016: Blue Notes and Other Clashes for saxophone quartet and percussion by Steven Mackey (60) is performed for the first time, in Perelman Theatre, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia.
Performance icon
June 16, 2016: Orpheus Unsung for electric guitar, drum set, dancers, and video by Steven Mackey (60) is performed for the first time, in Guthrie Theatre's Dowling Studio, Minneapolis, the composer as guitarist.
Performance icon
October 17, 2017: Through Your Fingers for cello and piano by Steven Mackey (61) is performed for the first time, in Zankel Hall, New York.