“If there were a contest for hardest working man in New Music, my choice for a winner would be Sean Hickey.”
– Sequenza 21
Born in Detroit, Michigan in 1970, Sean Hickey’s earliest music education began at age 12 with an electric guitar, a Peavey amp, and a stack of Van Halen records, the early ones of course. He studied jazz guitar at Oakland University, later graduating with a degree in composition and theory from Wayne State University. His works include a symphony (‘Olympus Mons’), concertos for clarinet, cello, recorder and mandolin, two string trios, a string quartet, a flute sonata, a woodwind quintet, several chamber works, numerous pieces for solo instruments, choral, theater and orchestral music.
After nearly two years of work, the nine-movement piano suite, Sapiens, A Brief History of Humankind, inspired by the groundbreaking book by Yuval Noah Harari, is completed.
Textura reviews Sphere's, including the world premiere recording of Tiergarten