• 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 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
Double Sextet (2007) for ensemble
Looking Ahead: On November 1, Reich’s latest work Traveler’s Prayer receives its first US premiere with Colin Currie Group and Synergy Vocals at Carnegie Hall, before traveling to Cal Performances (Nov 3). Tehillim and Music for 18 Musicians are also featured on the program.
"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