News & Reviews
- Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Alarm Will Sound Performs New Works by Steve Reich, Donnacha Dennehy; Dennehy Named Fort Worth Symphony Composer-in-Residence
Alarm Will Sound will perform a program of new works, featuring Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite and scenes from Donnacha Dennehy's The Hunger, at Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis on Wednesday. The group gave the US premiere of Radio Rewrite at Stanford University last Saturday and gives the NY premiere of The Hunger at Carnegie Hall on April 6. Dennehy has been named composer-in-residence for the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra next season, which will include performances of his That the Night Come. Crash Ensemble and Dawn Upshaw will perform the piece at The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall this May.
- Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Steve Reich's "Radio Rewrite" to Receive World Premiere, Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3 "Live in Concert"
Radio Rewrite, Steve Reich’s new ensemble work, which draws inspiration from songs by Radiohead, will be premiered at the Royal Festival Hall in London tonight, travelling with the London Sinfonietta to Birmingham, Brighton, and Glasgow this week. The all-Reich program opens with the composer in Clapping Music, and also includes Electric Counterpoint, 2x5, and Double Sextet. Tonight's concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio 3's Live in Concert. Alarm Will Sound gives the first US performances of Radio Rewrite at Stanford Live and Sheldon Concert Hall in St. Louis later this month.
About this Album
1989 Grammy Award Winner
On the Grammy-winning piece Different Trains, performed by Kronos Quartet, Reich evokes his American childhood during World War II while also addressing the Holocaust. The New York Times declared it “a work of such originality that ‘breakthrough’ seems the only possible description.” Legendary guitarist Pat Metheny performs Electric Counterpoint.
Kronos Quartet (1-3):
David Harrington, violin
John Sherba, violin
Hank Dutt, viola
Joan Jeanrenaud, cello
Pat Metheny, electric guitar (4-6)
Produced by Judith Sherman
Tracks 1-3 recorded August 31-September 9, 1988 at Russian Hill Recording, San Francisco
Engineer: Les Brockman
Assistant engineer: Michael Ahearn
Mixing engineer: Rob Eaton
Assistant mixing engineer: Ben Fowler
Tracks 4-6 recorded September 26-October 1, 1987, at Power Station, New York City
Engineer: Rob Eaton
Assistant engineer: Gary Solomon
Production assistant: David Oakes
Production coordinator: Jennifer Keats
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
Art direction and design: Frank Olinsky
Cover photography: Karl Steinbrenner
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz