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Last modified: Friday, January 25, 2008

Best-selling author and music critic Alex Ross to give free public lecture at the Jacobs School

Jan. 25, 2008

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- New Yorker writer Alex Ross will be giving a lecture at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music on Feb. 5 at 3:30 p.m.

Ross has been the music critic of The New Yorker since 1996. His work has also appeared in The New Republic, The London Review of Books, The Guardian and The New York Times, where he was a critic from 1992 to 1996. He has received two ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards for music criticism, fellowships from the American Academy in Berlin and the Banff Centre, and a Letter of Distinction from the American Music Center for contributions to the field of contemporary music.

His first book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, a cultural history of music since 1900, was published in October 2007 by Farrar, Straus & Giroux.

His lecture "Noise and Silence: Reflections on Twentieth-Century Music" will be given in Auer Hall in the Jacobs School of Music. The public is welcome to attend. The event is free.