http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-wins-2013-bbva-foundation-award-2014-02-11February 11, 2014|0 comments
Composer Steve Reich is the winner of the 2013 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category. The jury citation describes how the American composer has developed "a new concept of music, based on the use of realist elements from the realm of daily life and others drawn from the traditional music of Africa and Asia." The jury notes: "Steve Reich has carved out new paths, fostering a dialogue between popular and high culture and between western modernity and non-European traditions, and achieving a rich combination of complexity and transparency.”Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/barbican-present-explorations-the-sound-of-nonesuch-records-marathon-weekend-may-17-18-2014January 23, 2014|0 commentsBarbican to Present "Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records" Marathon Weekend, May 17 & 18, 2014
The Barbican's 2014 marathon weekend, May 17 and 18, will celebrate Nonesuch Records in the label's 50th anniversary year. Entitled Explorations: The Sound of Nonesuch Records, this curated weekend of events includes five concerts taking place in LSO St Luke's, Guildhall School's new Milton Court Concert Hall, and the Barbican Hall, with performances from Jonny Greenwood, Kronos Quartet, Brad Mehldau, Timo Andres, Sam Amidon, Natalie Merchant, Rhiannon Giddens, Olivia Chaney, and others performing works by Greenwood, Mehldau, Andres, Steve Reich, John Adams, Philip Glass, Frederic Rzewski, Henryk Górecki, Donnacha Dennehy, and more. Satellite events will include Kronos at 40 (May 13) and Jeremy Denk (May 24) with further events to be announced.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-artist-in-residence-big-ears-festival-2014-jonny-greenwood-electric-counterpoint-2014-12-05December 05, 2013|0 commentsSteve Reich Named Artist in Residence at Big Ears Festival 2014; Jonny Greenwood to Perform "Electric Counterpoint"
Steve Reich has been named the Artist in Residence at the 2014 Big Ears Festival, which will be held in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, March 28–30, 2014. The composer will be in attendance, as Ensemble Signal will perform his groundbreaking 1976 piece Music for 18 Musicians, along with his new Radio Rewrite, inspired by two songs from Radiohead. Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood will perform Reich’s Electric Counterpoint, and So Percussion will perform his 1971 classic Drumming. Weekend passes go on sale this Friday, December 6, at noon.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-radio-rewrite-receives-ny-premiere-alarm-will-sound-met-museum-2013-11-15November 15, 2013|0 commentsSteve Reich's "Radio Rewrite" Receives NY Premiere in All-Reich Alarm Will Sound Concert at Metropolitan Museum
Steve Reich's new ensemble work, Radio Rewrite, which draws inspiration from songs by Radiohead, will receive its New York premiere in a concert by Alarm Will Sound at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Saturday. The all-Reich program also features City Life, New York Counterpoint, and new takes on Six Pianos, Four Genesis Settings from The Cave, and Clapping Music, with the composer joining in. The performance will stream live on Q2Music.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/alarm-will-sound-performs-new-works-steve-reich-donnacha-dennehy-2013-03-20March 19, 2013|0 commentsAlarm 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.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-radio-rewrite-receive-world-premiere-broadcast-live-bbc-radio-3-2013-03-05March 05, 2013|0 commentsSteve 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.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-celebrated-distinguished-guest-composer-winnipeg-symphony-orchestras-new-music-festival-2013-01-28January 28, 2013|0 commentsSteve Reich Celebrated As Distinguished Guest Composer at Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras's New Music Festival
Steve Reich is the Distinguished Guest Composer at the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's 2013 New Music Festival, which gets under way today and runs to this Saturday, February 2. Reich will be in attendance for the festival, which showcases his work over several concerts, discussions, and a dance performance this week, including Vermont Counterpoint, Clapping Music, Different Trains, New York Counterpoint, Double Sextet, Tehillim, and The Desert Music.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-complete-string-quartets-wtc-911-performed-nyc-poisson-rouge-videocast-live-npr-2012-09-11September 11, 2012|0 commentsSteve Reich's Complete String Quartets, Including "WTC 9/11," to Be Performed at NYC's Poisson Rouge, Videocast Live on NPR
Steve Reich's complete string quartets—Different Trains, Triple Quartet, and WTC 9/11—will be performed by ACME at New York's (Le) Poisson Rouge tonight, with the composer in attendance. The program features the world premiere of the all-live version of WTC 9/11, a piece that reflects on the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2011. There will be a pre-concert conversation with the composer. The concert will be streaming and videocast live via NPR and Q2 Music.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Web/Technology Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-joins-bang-on-a-can-all-stars-france-uk-tour-culminating-london-bloc-weekend-2012-07-03July 03, 2012|0 comments
Steve Reich joins the Bang on a Can All-Stars on their three-city tour of France and the UK this week: at the Cité des congress in Nantes tonight, Cité de la musique in Paris tomorrow, and the London Pleasure Gardens on Friday for the 2012 Bloc Weekend festival. As part of the all-Reich programs, the composer joins in performing Clapping Music. Later this month, he joins the ensemble for its six-hour music marathon at MASS MoCA.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/watch-steve-reich-discusses-his-influences-bloc-festival-video-2012-06-04June 04, 2012|0 comments
Steve Reich will join the Bang on a Can All-Stars on their European tour next month, with concerts at Cité de la Musique in Paris and at the Bloc festival in London, featuring an all-Reich program. Reich spoke with the folks at Bloc for an illuminating video feature about his influences—including Ghanaian drumming and Balinese gamelan—with illustrative examples and archival performance footage of his own work. Watch the video here.