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- 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
This CD box set is now available for sale in the Nonesuch Store; however, free, instant album MP3 downloads, included with other discs in the Store, are not currently available with box sets.
Reich, collaborating with video artist Beryl Korot, re-employs the tape manipulation/cut-up techniques of his earliest work in this prescient 1993 video opera, addressing the Arab-Israeli conflict. Time called it "a breakthrough piece for Reich and a tantalizing glimpse of what opera might be like in the 21st century." The album includes only the audio component of the piece.
The Steve Reich Ensemble:
Cheryl Bensman Rowe, Marion Beckenstein, sopranos
James Bassi, tenor
Hugo Munday, baritone
Bob Becker, Russ Hartenberger, Garry Kvistad, Thad Wheeler, percussion
Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, Philip Bush, pianos, keyboards
Elizabeth Lim, Todd Reynolds, violin
Scott Rawls, viola
Jeanne LeBlanc, cello
Leslie Scott, Al Hunt, flute, oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet
Produced by Judith Sherman
Recorded December 12-16, 1994 at Edison Studio, New York, New York
Engineered by John Kilgore
Assistant Engineer: Yvonne Yedibalian
Mixed by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich at The Hit Factory, New York, New York
Mixing Engineer: John Kilgore
Assistant Engineers: Glen Marchese, Andy Grassi
Music by Steve Reich
Text by Beryl Korot
Design by Calvin Chu
Cover Photograph by Andrew Pothecary
Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz