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    "Few living composers have created a style so fiercely original, immediately recognizable and wholly accessible ... it would be hard to think of any American music more important than this." —New York Times

    "From the phase-shifting tape loop pieces of the early to mid-60s, to the later, more 'composed' works with their gradually developing cellular rhythmic and melodic structures, an approach which reached its apogee in the late 70s, Reich's music can be heard echoing across the Electronica spectrum, from the most hardcore German Techno to Aphex Twin, D*Note, Alec Empire, Tortoise, Panasonic...” —The Wire

    It was 1991 when the Orb's "Fluffy Little Clouds" gave a major pop nod to Steve Reich, whose composition "Electric Counterpoint" served as the foundation for the band's breakthrough hit. Yet the Orb is not alone in their admiration of Steve Reich. Reich's entire output -- from early tape collages and pioneering work with phasing techniques to his later, larger and more intricate works, including collaborations with visual artists -- has served as both template and inspiration for a growing legion of electronic musicians and DJs. The ideas and strategies that Steve Reich has been mining for the past three decades have predated not only the sensibilities of today's youth culture, but also the technological developments that have shaped them.

    It is the prevailing relevance of Reich's music to the post-modern chill-out rooms and concert halls alike that now lead us to Reich Remixed, a collection of Steve Reich material remixed by some of today's most important DJs and remixers. In addition to paying homage to Reich's work, Reich Remixed breaks down previously exclusive boundaries between classical and club music to create a new sound for audiences of today and tomorrow.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Steve Reich and Musicians (1)
    Bang on a Can (2), Bradley Lubman, conductor
    London Symphony Orchestra (3), Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
    Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, James Preiss, percussion
    Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, pianos
    Neil Percy, Simon Carrington, Ray Northcott, Frank Ricotti, Clive Malabar, percussion
    Steve Reich and Musicians
    Members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
    Bob Becker, Kory Grossman, Russell Hartenberger, James Preiss, Bill Ruyle, William Trigg, marimbas
    Pat Metheny, guitar
    Theatre of Voices: Andrea Fullington, Sonja Rasmussen, Alison Zelles, sopranos; Alan Bennett, Paul Elliott, tenors; Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, vibraphone; Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, electric organs; Paul Hiller, conductor

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Track 1: Remix and additional production by Coldcut
    Recorded August 1998 at Woodbine Studios, Learnington Spa, England
    Engineered by Coldcut and Paul Brook
    Programming by Paul Book
    Track 2: Produced, recorded, engineered, and mixed April 1998 by Howie B at Milo Studios, London, England
    Assistant: Greg Fleming
    Tuning by Jeremy Shaw
    Programming by Jon Rockstar and Howie B
    Track 3: Remix and additional production by Andrea Parker
    Recorded March 1998 in Bavaria
    Engineer: David Morley
    Track 4: Remix and additional production by Michael Kandel
    Recorded August 1998 in Heaven
    Track 5: Remix and additional production by Mantronik for OMW
    Recorded June 1998 at The Robot Crib, New York City
    Engineer: Andy Heermans
    Track 6: Remix and additional production by Nobukazu Takemura
    Recorded July 1998 at Moonlit Studio, Kyoto, Japan
    Track 7: Remix and additional production by Matt Winn
    Recorded June 1998 at Metropolis Studio, London, England
    Engineer: Dave Pemberton
    Track 8: Remix and additional production by DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid
    Engineered April 1998 by Chris Flam at Mindswerve, New York City
    Track 9: Remix and additional production by Ken Ishii
    Recorded June 1998 at Far East Lab, Tokyo, Japan

    Tracks 1-3 and parts of 4 produced by Judith Sherman
    Engineer: John Kilgore
    Track 5-9 and parts of 4 produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
    Engineer: John Kilgore
    Part of track 4 produced by Steve Reich

    Design by John Gall
    Cover photograph courtesy of The Special Photographer’s Company

    Executive Producer of original material: Robert Hurwitz
    Executive Producer of remix album: Amy Coffey

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Monday, March 1, 1999 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79552

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
92
311
Monday, March 1, 1999 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Steve Reich
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Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597955224BUN
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597955262
Price: 
10.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

"Few living composers have created a style so fiercely original, immediately recognizable and wholly accessible ... it would be hard to think of any American music more important than this." —New York Times

"From the phase-shifting tape loop pieces of the early to mid-60s, to the later, more 'composed' works with their gradually developing cellular rhythmic and melodic structures, an approach which reached its apogee in the late 70s, Reich's music can be heard echoing across the Electronica spectrum, from the most hardcore German Techno to Aphex Twin, D*Note, Alec Empire, Tortoise, Panasonic...” —The Wire

It was 1991 when the Orb's "Fluffy Little Clouds" gave a major pop nod to Steve Reich, whose composition "Electric Counterpoint" served as the foundation for the band's breakthrough hit. Yet the Orb is not alone in their admiration of Steve Reich. Reich's entire output -- from early tape collages and pioneering work with phasing techniques to his later, larger and more intricate works, including collaborations with visual artists -- has served as both template and inspiration for a growing legion of electronic musicians and DJs. The ideas and strategies that Steve Reich has been mining for the past three decades have predated not only the sensibilities of today's youth culture, but also the technological developments that have shaped them.

It is the prevailing relevance of Reich's music to the post-modern chill-out rooms and concert halls alike that now lead us to Reich Remixed, a collection of Steve Reich material remixed by some of today's most important DJs and remixers. In addition to paying homage to Reich's work, Reich Remixed breaks down previously exclusive boundaries between classical and club music to create a new sound for audiences of today and tomorrow.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Reich is introduced to dance floors and chill-out rooms by such producer-mixers as Howie B, Cold Cut, Nobukazu Takemura, and DJ Spooky. Says the New York Times, “The composer adapts well, even gloriously at times, to his new environment.”

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Steve Reich and Musicians (1)
Bang on a Can (2), Bradley Lubman, conductor
London Symphony Orchestra (3), Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, James Preiss, percussion
Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, pianos
Neil Percy, Simon Carrington, Ray Northcott, Frank Ricotti, Clive Malabar, percussion
Steve Reich and Musicians
Members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
Bob Becker, Kory Grossman, Russell Hartenberger, James Preiss, Bill Ruyle, William Trigg, marimbas
Pat Metheny, guitar
Theatre of Voices: Andrea Fullington, Sonja Rasmussen, Alison Zelles, sopranos; Alan Bennett, Paul Elliott, tenors; Bob Becker, Russell Hartenberger, vibraphone; Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, electric organs; Paul Hiller, conductor

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Track 1: Remix and additional production by Coldcut
Recorded August 1998 at Woodbine Studios, Learnington Spa, England
Engineered by Coldcut and Paul Brook
Programming by Paul Book
Track 2: Produced, recorded, engineered, and mixed April 1998 by Howie B at Milo Studios, London, England
Assistant: Greg Fleming
Tuning by Jeremy Shaw
Programming by Jon Rockstar and Howie B
Track 3: Remix and additional production by Andrea Parker
Recorded March 1998 in Bavaria
Engineer: David Morley
Track 4: Remix and additional production by Michael Kandel
Recorded August 1998 in Heaven
Track 5: Remix and additional production by Mantronik for OMW
Recorded June 1998 at The Robot Crib, New York City
Engineer: Andy Heermans
Track 6: Remix and additional production by Nobukazu Takemura
Recorded July 1998 at Moonlit Studio, Kyoto, Japan
Track 7: Remix and additional production by Matt Winn
Recorded June 1998 at Metropolis Studio, London, England
Engineer: Dave Pemberton
Track 8: Remix and additional production by DJ Spooky that Subliminal Kid
Engineered April 1998 by Chris Flam at Mindswerve, New York City
Track 9: Remix and additional production by Ken Ishii
Recorded June 1998 at Far East Lab, Tokyo, Japan

Tracks 1-3 and parts of 4 produced by Judith Sherman
Engineer: John Kilgore
Track 5-9 and parts of 4 produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Engineer: John Kilgore
Part of track 4 produced by Steve Reich

Design by John Gall
Cover photograph courtesy of The Special Photographer’s Company

Executive Producer of original material: Robert Hurwitz
Executive Producer of remix album: Amy Coffey