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Sextet / Six Marimbas

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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    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.

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    MUSICIANS
    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

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    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

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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.

Description: 

The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

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.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
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

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79138

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1disc
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MUSICIANS
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

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