• Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich has been called "the most original musical thinker of our time" (New Yorker) and "among the great composers of the century" (New York Times)
• Instantly recognizable musical language combines rigorous structures with propulsive rhythms and seductive instrumental color
• A favorite among choreographers, including Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Jiri Kylian and Jerome Robbins
• Exclusive recording contract with Nonesuch, with GRAMMY-winning recordings of Different Trains, Music for 18 Musicians
• His documentary video operas 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:
Music for 18 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
Double Sextet (2007) for ensemble
Looking Ahead: The New York Philharmonic, led by Jaap van Zweden, gives the world premiere of Steve Reich’s Jacob’s Ladder (Oct 5-7), joined by Synergy Vocals. Reich’s large ensemble work sets Biblical texts in Hebrew that describe a vision presented to Jacob, in which he sees a ladder between Heaven and Earth, with angels ascending and descending the rungs between the spaces.
"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