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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/metro-uk-gives-five-stars-to-reichs-remarkable-daniel-variations
    April 06, 2008|0 comments

    Steve Reich's latest Nonesuch release, Daniel Variations, will be in stores tomorrow, and the Metro (UK) gives the album five stars, calling it "remarkable." MusicOMH gives the album four stars, calling the title piece "the most vital of Reich's recent works," suggesting it marks "a new stylistic phase" for the composer.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/austin360-steve-reich-sxsw-showcase-a-hit
    March 13, 2008|0 comments

    Steve Reich's music was a focal point of the South by Southwest festival's first-ever classical music showcase, Reich, Rags, & Road Movies: Music by Steve Reich & Friends, Wednesday night. Austin360 says it was "a hit." The first half of the program included works by Reich, John Adams, and Elliott Carter; the second was all Reich. In Austin, the Wall Street Journal spoke with Reich about his forthcoming Nonesuch CD, Daniel Variations.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-john-adams-music-in-sxsw-showcase
    March 11, 2008|0 comments

    Steve Reich and John Adams will be among the composers whose works will be featured in the first-ever South by Southwest (SXSW) festival showcase from music publisher Boosey & Hawkes, titled Reich, Rags, & Road Movies: Music by Steve Reich & Friends. Reich will also participate in a discussion with Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore tomorrow.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/austin-hosts-sxsw-with-steve-reich-black-keys-follows-with-the-wire-creator-david-simon
    March 10, 2008|0 comments

    Thousands of music, film, and new-media types from across the world are converging on Austin, Texas, this week for SXSW. Among the participating artists will be Steve Reich, whose music will be performed with that of John Adams's at a showcase tomorrow night, and who will join Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore for a discussion the following afternoon; and The Black Keys, who will perform late-night tomorrow and at the Village Voice party on Friday. Next week, David Simon, the creator of The Wire, will speak at the University of Texas.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/greenwoods-there-will-be-blood-makes-alex-rosss-soundtrack-to-the-city
    January 30, 2008|0 comments

    On the same day Alex Ross, the New Yorker music critic, enjoyed the Stephen Colbert treatment as a guest on the Colbert Report, Gothamist published an interview with Ross, in which he discusses his new book, The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the 20th Century. In the interview, Ross is asked what he would recommend to someone just learning to explore classical music. To get the full experience suggests both attending a live concert and buying a few representative CDs, including Lorraine Hunt Lieberson's album of Bach cantatas, BWV 82 and 199, and Steve Reich and Musicians playing Reich's Music for 18 Musicians. As for his current "soundtrack to the city," Ross cites two film scores: Jonny Greenwood's There Will Be Blood and Philip Glass's Koyaanisqatsi.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/black-keys-to-play-south-by-southwest-2008
    January 07, 2008|0 comments

    The Black Keys join label mate Steve Reich on the roster for this year's South by Southwest conference, which will be held March 12-16 in Austin, Texas. For the band, their performance marks the start of a tour in support of their forthcoming Nonesuch release. Reich will be speaking at the conference with Sonic Youth front man Thurston Moore.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-music-opens-dance-chicago-2007
    November 05, 2007|0 comments

    The 2007 Dance Chicago festival kicked off its monthlong series of events last Friday at the city's Athenaeum Theatre, and according to Chicago Sun-Times dance critic Hedy Weiss, the opening weekend's festivities did not disappoint. Among the program's special events was the world premiere of choreographer Eddy Ocampo's Thwack, in which dancers from the Black Box Dance company performed to the rhythms of music by Steve Reich.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/remembering-moondog-influence-on-steve-reich-and-philip-glass
    October 28, 2007|0 comments

    In Sunday's New York Times, writer John Strausbaugh remembers Moondog, the avant-garde street poet/performer/composer who influenced the likes of Steve Reich and Philip Glass. This "Viking of Sixth Avenue," as he was known, was a longtime fixture on the corner of Manhattan's Sixth Avenue and 54th Street through the early '70s. And though he passed away in 1999 at the age of 83, Moondog, a new book by Robert Scotto makes clear the artist's lasting influence. In the book's preface, Philip Glass writes that he and Reich took Moondog's work "very seriously and understood and appreciated it much more than what we were exposed to at Julliard.” A festival featuring Moondog's work (alongside that of Beethoven and Bach, among others) will take place this weekend at the Advent Lutheran Church on Manhattan's Upper West Side.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-triple-quartet-on-itzhak-perlman-program-at-met-museum
    October 25, 2007|0 comments

    Tomorrow night, Itzhak Perlman joins members of the Perlman Music Program for gifted young musicians in concert at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Included on the program is Steve Reich's Triple Quartet, along with Mozart's G Minor Quintet for Viola and Strings and Tchaikovsky's Souvenir de Florence. Nonesuch released the world premiere recording of the Reich piece, performed by Kronos Quartet, in 2001.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/marathon-motivators-steve-reich-and-philip-glass
    October 18, 2007|0 comments

    In today's Kansas City Star, music writer Paul Horsley recommends that runners prepping for a long-distance run, like this weekend's Kansas City Marathon, avoid the common mistake of training to disposable Top 40 hits ("simple carbs"). He recommends instead a healthy dose of "high energy" compositions to motivate through the long haul. On his list of Top 10 training tunes: Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians and Philip Glass's score to Koyaanisqatsi.

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