- John Van der Slice
(b New York, July 18, 1954). American composer and pianist. He studied with Charles Wuorinen (Manhattan School, 1972–6), Elliott Carter (Juilliard, 1976–8) and Milton Babbitt (Princeton, 1978–80). He quickly attracted critical attention, being characterized at age 24 by Andrew Porter as ‘a genuine creator with a fertile, unforced vein of invention’ (A. Porter: ‘Musical Events’, ...