http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-featured-krakow-sacrum-profanum-festival-reich-jonny-greenwood-perform-polish-radio-2011-09-09September 09, 2011|3 commentsSteve Reich Featured in Kraków's Sacrum Profanum Festival; Reich, Jonny Greenwood Perform in Opening Concert on Polish Radio
Steve Reich is in Kraków, Poland, for the ninth annual Sacrum Profanum festival, which gets under way on Sunday with an inaugural concert broadcast on Polish Radio 2. The week-long festival offers a retrospective of some of the composer's most iconic works, along with newer additions to his repertoire, and features performances by Jonny Greenwood, Alarm Will Sound, Bang on a Can All-Stars, Ensemble Modern, Aphex Twin, Tom Verlaine, and the composer himself.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-talks-pri-studio-360-about-wtc-911-featured-apm-performance-today-2011-09-09September 09, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich is featured on the latest episode of Studio 360, which looks at various artists' responses to the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Reich discusses his piece WTC 9/11 and explains how, when asked by Kronos Quartet to write a new piece, he came to create a very personal piece that would reflect on that fateful day. Listen to the Studio 360 segment here. WTC 9/11 can be heard on the latest episode of Performance Today, whose host, Fred Child, calls it an "intense piece of music and a deeply moving piece of music as well."Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/video-steve-reich-talks-new-york-times-about-wtc-911-2011-09-08September 08, 2011|1 comments
Steve Reich is featured in a new New York Times video that is part of a series of videos from the Times looking at artists' responses to the tragic events September 11, 2001. Reich, whose new piece, WTC 9/11, reflects on the World Trade Center attacks, discusses how he came to write the piece and how he developed its form, pairing three string quartets with pre-recorded voices whose final vowels and consonants are elongated. He also addresses the impact of art in the face of such monumental events. Watch the video here.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Web/Technologysteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-discusses-wtc-911-wnyc-soundcheck-bbc-world-service-the-strand-2011-09-07September 07, 2011|0 comments
Tune in to WNYC's Soundcheck today for an encore presentation of an interview with Steve Reich, in which the composer discusses WTC 9/11, the title piece from his forthcoming album. The interview first aired in April for the NY premiere of WTC 9/11 at Carnegie Hall by Kronos Quartet, which performs the piece on the new album. Reich discussed WTC 9/11 on the BBC World Service's The Strand, launching the show's week-long look at artistic responses to 9/11, and will be featured on BBC Radio 3's forthcoming special A Guernica for Gotham, airing this Sunday.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiosteve reichhttp://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."