Steve Reichb. 1936
Steve Reich was recently called "…the most original musical thinker of our time" (New Yorker) and
"…among the great composers of the century" (New York Times) * His instantly recognizable musical language combines rigorous structures with propulsive rhythms and seductive instrumental colour * Many choreographers have used his scores, including Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Jiri Kylian and Jerome Robbins * Exclusive recording contract with Nonesuch, on which label Different Trains earned him one Grammy™ for Best Contemporary Composition and Music for 18 Musicians a second * His "documentary video opera" works The Cave and Three Tales (in collaboration with video artist Beryl Korot) have expanded the boundaries of the operatic medium.
Works by Steve Reich include:
Double Sextet (2007) for ensemble
Music for Eighteen Musicians (1974–76) for voices and ensemble
City Life (1995) for ensemble
Triple Quartet (1998) for string quartet with pre-recorded tape, or string ensemble, or string orchestra
The Kronos Quartet will perform the Spanish premiere of WTC 9/11 at the Auditorio Nacional de Musica in Madrid, June 26.* The Bang on a Can All-Stars will be outdoors at New York’s Governor’s Island to perform Electric Counterpoint on July 13.* Music for 18 Musicians will be performed at the Tanglewood Music Center’s Festival of Contemporary Music in Lenox, Massachusetts, August 11.* Bramwell Tovey leads the Colin Currie Group in a performance of Drumming at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, August 11.
New Video: View an interview with Steve Reich talking about his life and music.
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