News & Reviews
- Thursday, December 5, 2013
Steve Reich Named Artist in Residence at Big Ears Festival 2014; Jonny Greenwood to Perform "Electric Counterpoint"
Steve Reich has been named the Artist in Residence at the 2014 Big Ears Festival, which will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 28–30, 2014. The composer will be in attendance, as Ensemble Signal will perform his groundbreaking 1976 piece Music for 18 Musicians, along with his new Radio Rewrite, inspired by two songs from Radiohead. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood will perform Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, and So Percussion will perform his 1971 classic Drumming. Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, December 6, at noon.
- Friday, November 15, 2013
Steve Reich's "Radio Rewrite" Receives NY Premiere in All-Reich Alarm Will Sound Concert at Metropolitan Museum
Steve Reich's new ensemble work, Radio Rewrite, which draws inspiration from songs by Radiohead, will receive its New York premiere in a concert by Alarm Will Sound at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday. The all-Reich program also features City Life, New York Counterpoint, and new takes on Six Pianos, Four Genesis Settings from The Cave, and Clapping Music, with the composer joining in. The performance will stream live on Q2Music.
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