http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-steve-reich-wtc-911-album-entirety-npr-first-listen-kronos-plays-fierce-beauty-deep-intelligence-2011-09-05September 05, 2011|8 commentsHear Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11" Album in Its Entirety As NPR First Listen: "Kronos Plays with Fierce Beauty, Deep Intelligence"
Steve Reich's forthcoming Nonesuch album, WTC 9/11—featuring the title piece performed by Kronos Quartet, Mallet Quartet performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns from members of Steve Reich and Musicians—is now streaming in full as an NPR First Listen. NPR cites the "haunting power" of WTC 9/11, adding: "Here again and as ever, Kronos plays with fierce beauty and deep intelligence." The Boston Globe asks: "The musical memorials to 9/11 are still arriving but, in the end, how many will match the dark power of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11, finally here in a recording by the Kronos Quartet?"Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviews Web/Technology Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-discusses-wtc-911-more-musicomh-2011-09-01September 01, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich, whose latest Nonesuch album, WTC 9/11, is due out on September 20, spoke with musicOMH for an extensive interview in which he discusses the new recording; his involvement in performances of his work taking place around the world, especially during this year filled with multiple celebrations of his 75th birthday; the current state of the music business; music he's enjoyed by bands like Radiohead and The National; and much more.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-album-wtc-911-out-on-september-20-title-piece-available-digitally-on-september-6-2011-08-31August 31, 2011|1 comments
Nonesuch releases Steve Reich’s album WTC 9/11 on September 20, 2011. Commissioned for and recorded by Kronos Quartet, the title piece will be available for digital purchase on September 6. The album also includes Reich’s Mallet Quartet, performed by Sō Percussion, and Dance Patterns, featuring members of Steve Reich and Musicians, as well as a DVD with a live performance of Mallet Quartet by Sō Percussion. The full album may be pre-ordered now in the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include a free download of the title piece starting September 6 and the complete album starting September 20.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist News Web/Technologysteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-75th-birthday-celebrated-free-chicago-concert-eighth-blackbird-2011-08-22August 22, 2011|1 commentsSteve Reich's 75th Birthday Celebrated in Free Chicago Concert by Eighth Blackbird, Third Coast Percussion
Steve Reich's 75th birthday celebrations continue with a free concert in Chicago's Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park tonight. The concert features performances by Chicago's own eighth blackbird and Third Coast Percussion and an all-Reich program comprising what the Chicago Tribune counts among "some of his finest pieces": Double Sextet, Mallet Quartet, and Music for 18 Musicians. Chicagoist calls it "the most anticipated show of the summer." Catch a video preview here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-double-sextet2x5-shortlisted-for-gramophone-award-composers-music-celebrated-2011-08-19August 19, 2011|1 commentsSteve Reich's "Double Sextet / 2x5" Is on the Shortlist for Gramophone Award; Composer's Music Celebrated at Proms
Composer Steve Reich's music has recently been celebrated with an all-Reich program at the BBC Proms in London, and more praise from the UK arrived this week, with the announcement that Reich's album Double Sextet / 2x5 is on the shortlist for this year's Gramophone Classical Music Awards in the Contemporary category. In a review of last week's Proms, the Observer reported that Reich "received a rock star's welcome at a late-night concert held to honour his 75th birthday later this year," and according to the Guardian, "Steve Reich gets cooler every year, just as his music gets more relevant."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-featured-guardian-music-weekly-podcast-2011-08-12August 12, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich, who performed at London's Royal Albert Hall earlier this week for the BBC Proms, is the subject of the Guardian's latest Music Weekly podcast. In an extensive audio interview, Reich discusses works from throughout his career, beginning with his latest, WTC 9/11. "This is the first time that the show has featured a contemporary classical composer," says the Guardian, "but Reich's influence on a number of Music Weekly favourites such as Radiohead, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Brian Eno, Sufjan Stevens and Battles is huge."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-comments-on-the-wtc-911-album-cover-2011-08-11August 11, 2011|28 comments
Composer Steve Reich comments on his forthcoming Nonesuch Records release, featuring his piece WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet, and the album cover.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Artist Essayssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-bbc-proms-now-available-online-earns-5-stars-independent-2011-08-11August 11, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich performed at London's Royal Albert Hall last night as part of an all-Reich program with Ensemble Modern for the BBC Proms. The concert is now available online. "There could be no better way of celebrating Steve Reich’s 75th birthday than with a performance of his Music for 18 Musicians," says the Independent in its five-star review, "and the packed hall for this late-night Prom testified to the size and devotion of his fan-club." The Guardian says the concert helped mark Reich's "ongoing acceptance into the pantheon of the greats of the western classical tradition."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviews Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-perform-bbc-proms-all-reich-program-broadcast-bbc-radio-3-2011-08-10August 10, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich performs at London's Royal Albert Hall tonight as part of an all-Reich program with Ensemble Modern for the BBC Proms. The concert, which marks the composer's 75th birthday year, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3. "His work using looped taped voices was not only original," writes the Guardian, "but created stunning, fluid sounds which still impress today ... In a Proms season that contains many treasures, Reich's performance ... stands out." MusicOMH gives Reich's forthcoming album four stars, calling its WTC 9/11 "a stark and fascinating addition to his oeuvre."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/comment-album-cover-steve-reich-wtc-911-2011-07-29July 29, 2011|12 comments
Nonesuch Records recently published the cover of the forthcoming album featuring Steve Reich's WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet. The cover and our publishing of it have elicited a considerable response both on this website and elsewhere. Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz offers a comment.