Steve Reich is Calling, by Seth Kranzler
80 is going to be a very good year for Steve Reich
Third Coast Percussion: Steve Reich Mallet Quartet; Sextet, Nagoya Marimbas, Music for Pieces of Wood New recordings of the music of Steve Reich are easy to recommend: he's arguably the most important composer of the last fifty years, and because he's a contemporary, every new release adds to our understanding of his work. That is … Continue reading Recording of the Week: Third Coast Percussion, Steve Reich
Because it's the time of year you should also spend some money on yourself, here's another Consumer Reports ... Theodor Currentzis' excellent, refreshing recording of Le Nozze di Figaro has a spot on my top classical recordings for 2014, and if that interests you at all, you should take a look at his next installment … Continue reading Consumer Reports
Colin Currie talks about Steve Reich’s new piece, Quartet. It came to America for the first time Wednesday night, here’s what it was like.
Hitting my inbox this morning was an exciting surprise: the tracks for the newest Steve Reich recording, release date September 30. New music and older music newly done. The meat is the recorded premiere of his new piece, Radio Rewrite, and strong synthesis of the work he’s been doing with harmony since City Life, his sub rosa … Continue reading Palimpsests
You can experience more of him scratching his prog-rock itch at Alarm Will Sound's all Reich concert, November 16.
(Cross-posted from my Galapagos Critic-in-Residence page) Sometimes what matters most about a musical performance is not the tunes and the playing, but how things have come about, and how they could have. This must seem vague, so bear with me a bit. The two performances I saw at Galapagos in May, percussionist Kuniko Kato playing … Continue reading Finding Something Out In The Night