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
The Independent (UK) calls Sextet a work that “expertly dramatizes a kaleidoscope of small changes in five contrasting movements, while the New York Times praised its “hypnotically involving mood.” On Six Marimbas, Reich re-scores his 1973 Six Pianos for percussion.
Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians with members of Nexus and the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
Bob Becker*, Russ Hartenberger*, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks
Garry Kvistad, Glen Velez, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks (1-5)
Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, piano, synthesizers (1-5)
Kory Grossman**, James Preiss**, Bill Ruyle, William Trigg**, marimba
* members of Nexus
** members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
Produced by Steve Reich
Recrded May 1986 at RCA Studios, NYC
Engineer: Paul Goodman
Mixing: Tom Lazarus, Paul Goodman, and Steve Reich
Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph: John C. Phillips
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz