This Sucks Hard

Nearly a year after the sudden death of U.C. Berkeley composition professor, John Thow, the school is reeling from the passing away of yet another faculty composer. 50-year-old, Jorge Liderman, apparently committed suicide yesterday, as reported by the San Francisco Chronicle.

Jorge has been a fixture in the Bay Area’s new music scene for over a decade, while his international reputation grew at an unyielding pace. Please, check out his stuff; it’s orchidacious.

John Thow, similarly, was a Bay Area regular, joining the school’s faculty in 1981. His work has been commissioned and performed by the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, among others. He was a terrific flute player. Please, check out his stuff; it’s hibisculicious.

The Detritus Review is saddened by U.C. Berkeley’s recent losses, and offer our heartfelt condolences to the Liderman family, the Thow family, the U.C. Berkeley family, and to those who have been touched by their presence.


Sator Arepo said...

Wow. That's something else. Who's next?