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
This 1971 symphonic-length percussion piece was partly inspired by African rhythms and Indonesian gamelan and is presented here in a full-length digital recording. The Village Voice hailed Drumming as “the most important work of the whole minimalist music movement.”
Bob Becker, Ben Harms, Russ Hartenberger, Gary Kvistad, James Preiss, Steve Reich, Gary Schall, Glen Velez, Thad Wheeler, tuned drums, marimbas, glockenspiels
Pamela Wood Ambush, Jay Clayton, voices
Steve Reich, whistling
Mort Silver, piccolo
Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Recorded May 1987 at RCA Studio A, New York City
Engineer: Paul Goodman
Mixing and editing: Judith Sherman, Steve Reich, Paul Zinman
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig
Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover art by Beryl Korot
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz