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Steve Reich

 b. 1936Photo credit: Jeffrey Herman


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Pulitzer Prize-winning composer 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

Looking Ahead: The Helsinki Festival celebrates the music of Steve Reich with an all-Reich concert in August, featuring the Finnish premieres of Radio Rewrite and Quartet.

"There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them." —The Guardian

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