http://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.Read more|Journal Topics:Album Release Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-attend-phase-to-face-ny-premiere-advance-all-reich-carnegie-hall-concert-2011-04-20April 20, 2011|0 comments
The worldwide celebrations of Steve Reich's 75th birth year have come to NYC, starting with tonight's NY premiere screening of the documentary Steve Reich: Phase to Face at the NY Public Library for the Performing Arts; Reich and the film's director will be there. Carnegie Hall presents an all-Reich concert on April 30 featuring Kronos Quartet, Bang on a Can, eighth blackbird, So Percusssion, and three NY premieres; enter to win tickets and more. Tune in to Q2 this Monday to hear some of the performers discuss the concert.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Filmsteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-gives-gripping-performance-la-times-west-coast-premiere-steve-reich-wtc-9-11-2011-04-07April 07, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet Gives "Gripping Performance" (LA Times) in West Coast Premiere of Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11"
Kronos Quartet gave the West Coast premiere of Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Irvine, California, last night. The Los Angeles Times says all the pieces on the program were "given a gripping performance" by Kronos. The Orange County Register says "WTC 9/11 is compelling and dramatic, gritty, too, without trying too hard ... Kronos gave it a stunning performance, which was par for the night." Kronos performs the piece at the Clarice Smith Center in Maryland on Sunday and at Carnegie Hall later this month.Read more|Journal Topics:steve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-barbican-festival-details-revealed-2011-04-06April 06, 2011|1 comments
The musical influence of Steve Reich and his compositions are the focus of a marathon weekend at the Barbican in London on May 7 and 8. Following the previous announcement of the Reverberations weekend, further details of the program have now been confirmed. The weekend celebrates Reich as a special guest in honor of his 75th birthday year during a packed weekend that explores his influence on generations of musicians, as well as his own work.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-talks-la-times-wtc-911-kronos-quartet-others-discuss-reich-music-new-videos-2011-04-04April 04, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich Talks to LA Times About "WTC 9/11"; Kronos Quartet, Others Discuss Reich's Music in New Videos
Steve Reich's WTC 9/11 recently received its world premiere in a performance by Kronos Quartet, which will give the West Coast premiere this week in Irvine, California. The Los Angeles Times spoke with the composer about this "signature Reich piece" and with Kronos, "the pied pipers of innovative music," about the collaboration. Kronos will give the NY premiere later this month in an all-Reich program at Carnegie Hall. Kronos and other performers on the concert talk about performing Reich's music in new short videos you can watch here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist News Videosteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-75th-birthday-festival-announced-cite-de-la-musique-paris-reich-discusses-work-new-short-film-2011-03-25March 25, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich's 75th Birthday Festival Announced at Cité de la Musique in Paris; Reich Discusses His Work in New Short Film
Steve Reich's 75th birthday year is being celebrated around the world in 2011. Cité de la Musique in Paris has now announced details of its plans for a week of concerts in October to mark the occasion. Dubbed Steve Reich, Pulsations, the festivities features works from throughout Reich's career and even a performance by the composer himself. Reich discusses his career in a new short film from his publisher, an excerpt of which can be seen here.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/kronos-quartet-give-world-premiere-steve-reich-wtc-911-duke-residency-culminating-concert-2011-03-18March 18, 2011|0 commentsKronos Quartet to Give World Premiere of Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11" at Duke Residency Culminating Concert
Steve Reich and Kronos Quartet are in the midst of their artist residency at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, which will culminate in the world premiere of Reich's latest work, WTC 9/11, on Saturday. Reich wrote the piece for Kronos, as he has his two previous quartets, which are also on Saturday's program. While Kronos may be a string quartet, "they are also like a rock group," Reich tells the Duke Chronicle, "and that’s an incredible accomplishment."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-talks-wunc-state-of-things-kronos-quartet-premiere-wtc-911-duke-residency-2011-03-15March 15, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich to Talk with WUNC's "The State of Things" About Kronos Quartet Premiere of "WTC 9/11," Duke Residency
Steve Reich talks to The State of Things from NPR member station WUNC today about Kronos Quartet's premiere of his latest work, WTC 9/11, in an all-Reich program Saturday at Duke University, where Reich and Kronos are artists-in-residence this week. Saturday's concert includes all three quartets Reich has written for Kronos. The Quartet gives the NY premiere of WTC 9/11 in an all-Reich program at Carnegie Hall on April 30, with Bang on a Can All-Stars, Glenn Kotche, eighth blackbird, and So Percussion.Read more|Journal Topics:On Tour Artist Newssteve reichhttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-perform-baylor-university-reich-at-75-music-jewish-faith-steve-reich-2011-03-01March 01, 2011|0 commentsSteve Reich to Perform at Baylor University for "Reich at 75: The Music and Jewish Faith of Steve Reich"
Steve Reich is at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, today for Reich at 75: The Music and Jewish Faith of Steve Reich, a two-day event presented by the Baylor School of Music and Center for Jewish Studies that will include lectures, a Q&A, and a concert with the composer and the Baylor Percussion Group, all of which are free and open to the public. The celebrations of the composer's 75th birthday continue throughout the year, including the world premiere performance of Reich's WTC 9/11 by Kronos Quartet later this month.