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  • In the 2016–17 season, the Barbican celebrates milestone birthdays of composers Steve Reich, Philip Glass, and John Adams. The series, Reich, Glass, Adams: the Sounds That Changed America, begins with two days celebrating Reich, who recently turned 80, and his music this weekend, featuring Barbican Associate Ensemble Britten Sinfonia and the London Symphony Orchestra. Among the pieces performed over several programs this weekend are Three Tales, Different Trains, Electric Counterpoint, City Life, Drumming, New York Counterpoint, You Are (Variations), Daniel Variations, The Desert Music, the European premiere of Pulse.

  • Steve Reich turned 80 years old last week, an occasion that is being celebrated in concerts across the globe. NPR marked the milestone with a feature on Weekend Edition Sunday yesterday, in which Anastasia Tsioulcas spoke with the composer and examines works that span his career. "When he began, Reich was an outsider," Tsioulcas concludes. "Now his work is embraced by temples of high culture around the world." You can hear the piece here.

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    These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
    Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
    Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
    Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Steve Reich
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 1987 - 04:00
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These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

Description: 

These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79169

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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92
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270
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Tuesday, September 1, 1987 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597916928BUN
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0.00
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MP3
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603497092062
Price: 
10.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

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