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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-2x5-remixes-due-at-indaba-music-then-voting-begins-2010-11-08
    November 08, 2010|0 comments

    There's just one more day to submit your remix of the third movement of Steve Reich's 2x5. Final submissions are due at Indaba Music by 5 PM ET on Tuesday. Once all the submissions are in, it's time to start voting. From November 9 to 23, fans and a panel of judges, including Reich, will review the submissions. Indaba will announce the jury’s choices of Grand Prize Winner and two Runners-Up on December 7, as well as the public’s choice of 10 Honorable Mentions.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-composer-of-the-week-at-bbc-radio-3-four-stars-double-sextet-detroit-free-press-2010-10-25
    October 25, 2010|0 comments

    Steve Reich is Composer of the Week this week at BBC Radio 3. Tune in all week to hear interviews with and music by Reich, including the British radio premiere of his 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet. The Detroit Free Press gives Reich's new Double Sextet / 2x5 album a perfect four stars in an article that looks at music chosen for the Pulitzer and finds that "recent juries have rewarded some terrific pieces worthy of the acclaim."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-named-bbc-radio-3-composer-of-the-week-2010-10-21
    October 21, 2010|0 comments

    Steve Reich is next week's BBC Radio 3 Composer of the Week. Each day next week, the program will present interviews with Reich and music from throughout his career, from 1965's groundbreaking It's Gonna Rain to the Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, featured on his latest Nonesuch album. "Just as composers like Beethoven, Shostakovich and Mahler captured their era in their compositions," says the BBC, "so Reich's music distills the pulsating rhythm and routine of 21st century urban life."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-nonesuch-records-indaba-music-announce-2x5-digital-collaboration-2010-10-12
    October 12, 2010|0 comments

    Steve Reich, Nonesuch Records, and Indaba Music have launched a search for collaborators to remix the third movement of Reich's new piece 2x5, which Gramophone recently described as his "smartest, most sonically nourishing record for years." For four weeks beginning today, remixers can visit Indaba to create their own version of the movement. From November 9 to 23, fans and a panel of judges, including Reich, will review the submissions. Indaba will announce the jury’s choices on December 7, as well as the public’s top ten.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-double-sextet-2x5-secures-his-appeal-to-successive-generations-wall-street-journal-2010-10-05
    October 05, 2010|0 comments

    Steve Reich's new album features Double Sextet and 2x5 performed by eighth blackbird and Bang on a Can, respectively. The Wall Street Journal calls Double Sextet "irresistible," saying that while Reich had "already won a place in music history ... [his] appeal to successive generations of performers is equally assured." The Philadelphia Inquirer gives the album an A, calling it "fascinating ... And yeah, it's really rocking!" Gramophone calls 2x5 "Steve Reich’s smartest, most sonically nourishing recording for years ... like an exploding diagram of the inner mechanics of a rock band playing at full tilt."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/hear-steve-reich-double-sextet-2x5-in-its-entirety-as-npr-first-listen-2010-09-07
    September 07, 2010|0 comments

    There is just one week to go before the release of Steve Reich's Double Sextet and 2x5. Until then, you can listen to the album streaming in its entirety as an NPR First Listen. "Reich's innovations across the decades seem to have been distilled and polished to a sheen not heard in his music before now," says NPR of Double Sextet. "[W]hat makes every new Reich recording an opportunity to uncover new mysteries is his continued willingness, as with the rock idiom of 2x5, to shift gears and change direction. He makes it easy to want to follow him on a wild, joyful ride."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-double-sextet-2x5-downtown-version-of-duke-ellington-john-coltrane-2010-08-25
    August 25, 2010|0 comments

    The new album featuring the first recordings of Steve Reich's Double Sextet and 2x5 is due out on Nonesuch in just under three weeks. "Beautifully poised throughout," says the BBC, "Double Sextet stands as arguably one of Reich’s finest works." Sequenza 21 calls the album "an intergenerational summit—minimalist elder statesman meets post-minimal/totalist ace performers—that, in terms of importance, is more or less the Downtown version of Duke Ellington and John Coltrane."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-pulitzer-prize-winning-double-sextet-and-2x5-due-out-on-nonesuch-september-14-2010-07-01
    July 01, 2010|0 comments

    Nonesuch releases an album with two Steve Reich compositions—Double Sextet and 2x5—on September 14, 2010. The Pulitzer Prize–winning piece Double Sextet, performed here by eighth blackbird, has been cited "among the finest pieces of our time" by the Philadelphia Inquirer. Bang on a Can perform 2x5, which premiered at the Manchester International Festival on a double bill with Kraftwerk and expands Reich's musical palate with rock instrumentation.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-to-participate-in-q-a-new-york-screening-documentary-steve-reich-phase-to-face-2010-07-01
    July 01, 2010|1 comments

    Steve Reich will be a special guest of the Jacob Burns Film Center in Pleasantville, New York, tonight, for a screening of the documentary Steve Reich, Phase to Face, and the Opening Night of the center's Sounds of Summer series of music documentaries. Reich will be interviewed by WNYC's John Schaefer, who chaired the jury that chose Reich's Double Sextet for the Pulitzer Prize. Nonesuch will release a recording of that piece, paired with 2x5, later this year.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/barbican-to-celebrate-steve-reich-75th-birthday-w-reverberations-may-2011-2010-03-22
    March 22, 2010|0 comments

    When Steve Reich turned 70 in 2006, the world's major concert halls celebrated with retrospectives of the composer's work. Included among them was the Barbican in London, which has just announced plans to celebrate Reich's 75th birthday next year with Reverberations: The Influence of Steve Reich, pairing four London premieres of new Reich compositions with music written by composers who have followed in his footsteps.

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