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Celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th year continue with The Reich Effect, a five-day festival presented by the Cork Opera House in Cork City, Ireland, starting today. The composer will participate in a number of events at the festival, which also features performances of more than a dozen of his works, including the Irish premiere of his WTC 9/11, performed by Kronos Quartet. Reich's influence "on contemporary music is layered into almost every genre," says the Irish Times. "His minimalist innovations have certainly gone far beyond the confines of classical composition."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-wtc-911-album-cover-revealed-2011-07-20July 20, 2011|43 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-release-steve-reich-wtc-911-performed-kronos-quartet-preorder-signed-2011-07-06July 06, 2011|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-louis-andriessen-philip-glass-featured-bbc-radio-3-50-years-of-minimalism-2011-06-08June 08, 2011|3 commentsSteve Reich, Louis Andriessen, Philip Glass Featured in BBC Radio 3's "50 Years of Minimalism in Music"
Composers Steve Reich, Louis Andriessen, and Philip Glass, and Nonesuch Records President Robert Hurwitz have all contributed to the BBC Radio 3 documentary 50 Years of Minimalism in Music, which aired this past Saturday night. They and a number of other music pioneers spoke with American conductor Richard Bernas in this look back at five decades of Minimalism, "the musical language of our time." The program is available online at bbc.co.uk.Read more|Journal Topics:Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-barbican-festival-shows-his-influence-massive-own-music-left-deepest-impression-2011-05-10May 10, 2011|1 commentsSteve Reich Barbican Festival Shows His "Influence Has Been Massive, His Own Music Left Deepest Impression" (Daily Telegraph)
Steve Reich was the guest of honor at the Barbican in London for Reverberations, a weekend-long music marathon exploring his music and influence, featuring Kronos Quartet in the European premiere of his WTC 9/11. The Daily Telegraph gives Reverberations a perfect five stars, saying that while Reich's "influence has been massive ... it was the innocence and shy ecstasy of Reich’s own music that left the deepest impression." The Times and Evening Standard give the festival four stars. Kronos gives the Scottish premiere of WTC 9/11 this Friday for the weekend's Kronos in Glasgow festival.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Reviewssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/listen-kronos-quartet-performs-steve-reichs-wtc-911-excerpt-2011-05-05May 05, 2011|0 comments
Kronos Quartet will give the European premiere of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11—the composer's musical response to the attacks of September 11, 2001—at London's Barbican Hall this weekend, following Saturday's NY premiere at Carnegie Hall. The New Yorker's Alex Ross writes: "It is a dark, raw, haunting piece, its detached fury indicative of the undiminished powers of a great American artist who will celebrate his 75th birthday in October." Nonesuch will release the first recording of WTC 9/11 in September. You can listen to an excerpt of the recording here. [Ed: Excerpt no longer available.]Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-75th-celebrated-carnegie-hall-results-will-be-hard-to-top-ny-times-2011-05-02May 02, 2011|0 comments
Steve Reich's 75th was celebrated in style at Carnegie Hall Saturday night with an all-Reich concert that included the NY premieres of WTC 9/11, Mallet Quartet, and 2x5 and a performance of Double Sextet. Carnegie Hall "assembled a starry roster of new-music ensembles," says the New York Times, "and the results will be hard to top." NPR says the concert showed that Reich "continues to make innovative music and is still one of the most important and influential voices of our era." The pieces "were individually marvelous," says SPIN, "and collectively provided a terrific summing up of what Reich is all about ... [E]very piece of the evening was a small miracle." The composer and performers head next to London for Reverberations, the Barbican's two-day celebration of Reich's work and influences.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-wtc-911-featured--wall-street-journal-kronos-quartet-give-ny-premiere-carnegie-hall-2011-04-28April 28, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich's "WTC 9/11" Featured in Wall Street Journal; Kronos Quartet to Give NY Premiere at Carnegie Hall
Steve Reich and his latest piece, WTC 9/11, are featured in the Wall Street Journal. Kronos Quartet will give the piece its NYC premiere at Carnegie Hall this Saturday as part of an all-Reich, multi-artist concert celebrating the composer's 75th birth year. Time Out New York calls it "a program suited to its festive occasion." The Barbican in London celebrates the following weekend with Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich; enter to win tickets and more.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-discuss-wtc-911-wnyc-soundcheck-advance-kronos-quartet-ny-premiere-carnegie-hall-2011-04-27April 27, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich to Discuss "WTC 9/11" on WNYC's "Soundcheck" in Advance of Kronos Quartet NY Premiere at Carnegie Hall
Tune in to hear Steve Reich today on WNYC's Soundcheck. The composer will discuss his latest piece, WTC 9/11, which will be given its NY premiere in a performance by Kronos Quartet this Saturday at Carnegie Hall, in an all-Reich concert celebrating his 75th birth year. (Listen to a recent Q2 program on the Carnegie Hall concert here.) Also on today's Soundcheck is a live set from Timothy Andres, who was recently named one of the top 100 Composers Under 40 by NPR and Q2. Soundcheck names Emmylou Harris's Hard Bargain a Pick of the Week.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist News Radiosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/nonesuch-releases-2x5-remixed-digital-tracks-steve-reich-indaba-remix-contest-2011-04-26April 26, 2011|0 commentsNonesuch Releases "2x5 Remixed," Digital Tracks from Steve Reich "2x5" Remix Contest with Indaba Music
Nonesuch releases 2x5 Remixed, a new, three-track digital EP, available at iTunes, featuring the winning entries in the 2010 contest to remix the third movement from Steve Reich's 2x5, as chosen by the composer. As Reich told the BBC World Service, there is a rich history of artists reinterpreting others' work, explaining: “Remixing is a modern take on variations." Bang on a Can performs 2x5 in an all-Reich concert at Carnegie Hall this Saturday.