Drury, Stephen, American pianist; b. Spokane, Wash., April 13, 1955. His mother taught him piano; he then went to Harvard Univ., where he worked at the Electronic Music Studio. In 1977 he continued his piano studies in N.Y. with William Masselos, then returned to Harvard and organized an Experimental Music Festival, during which he gave a complete performance of Satie’s Vexations. He also played the piano sonatas of Ives and piano pieces by Cage. While preoccupied with avantgarde music, Drury also took occasional lessons in classical piano with Arrau in N.Y. On the musical far-out frontier, he became a member of a conceptual team called Beaux Eaux Duo.
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire