Alex Ross: Guest Lecture Nov 15


5 pm

American Geographical Society Library
Golda Meir Library, 3rd floor east
2311 E. Hartford Ave, Milwaukee, WI

Alex Ross discusses the roles of music critics, authors and scholars.

Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996. His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, won a National Book Critics Circle Award, the Guardian First Book Award, and the Premio Napoli, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. In 2013, the Southbank Centre in London will mount a year-long festival inspired by The Rest Is Noise. Ross has also published an essay collection, Listen to This. He is now at work on a book entitled Wagnerism: Art in the Shadow of Music. Ross has received an Arts and Letters Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Belmont Prize in Germany, and a MacArthur Fellowship. A native of Washington DC, he lives in Manhattan and is married to the filmmaker Jonathan Lisecki.