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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

    Steve Reich - color

    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

    Steve Reich - color

    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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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sf-chronicle-steve-reichs-work-sounds-as-magical-and-arresting-as-ever-2010-01-11

    Steve Reich - b&w

    January 11, 2010|0 comments

    Steve Reich joined So Percussion on stage in a performance of his 1972 work Clapping Music—"still one of his most audacious and breathtaking creations," says the San Francisco Chronicle—for a "marvelous" all-Reich program at Stanford. Featured were some of Reich's "groundbreaking percussion works" that sounded "as magical and arresting as ever," says the Chronicle, and the US premiere of Reich's Mallet Quartet. At the hands of the performers, said the Mercury News, it sounded "irresistible."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-joins-so-percussion-for-celebration-of-his-music-premiere-new-work-at-stanford-2010-01-06

    Steve Reich - color

    January 06, 2010|0 comments

    Steve Reich will join So Percussion in a performance of Clapping Music for an all-Reich program at Stanford University this Saturday. The concert, featuring the US premiere of Reich's latest piece, Mallet Quartet, is the culmination of a number of related events at Stanford this week, including a public conversation with Reich and Beryl Korot. The San Jose Mercury News calls it all "a welcome and rare opportunity for immersion in Reich's rhythmical realm."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/weeklong-steve-reich-celebration-maximum-reich-launches-on-wqxrs-q2-2009-12-10

    Steve Reich - color

    December 10, 2009|0 comments

    Q2, the new 24/7 music stream from New York public radio's WQXR dedicated to contemporary classical music, kicks off its first full festival, Maximum Reich: A Celebration of Steve Reich, today. This weeklong immersion into Reich's work will include a presentation of his recorded works, explorations of the influences both on and of Reich, recent videos and exclusive downloads, and interviews and music recordings from the archives of WNYC, the new owner of WQXR.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-drumming-makes-authors-ny-times-playlist-as-gorgeous-process-music-2009-11-11
    November 11, 2009|0 comments

    Steve Reich's Drumming, once described by the New York Times as a piece that "inhabits our bones and viscera," makes novelist Kim Echlin's playlist in the Times blog Paper Cuts. "It is gorgeous process music," she writes, "lasts about an hour ... and you feel surprised, as if suddenly waking from a brief dream, when it is over." So Percussion performs the piece in an all-Reich program at Stanford in January, at which the composer joins on his Clapping Music.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/times-uk-four-stars-for-spellbinding-concert-of-music-of-and-by-steve-reich-2009-11-02

    Steve Reich - color

    November 02, 2009|0 comments

    Steve Reich led a concert of his works at London's Royal Festival Hall last weekend. The Guardian and The Times both give it four stars, the latter calling it "spellbinding." "Three thousand people sat gripped on Saturday night by 11 musical chords elongated over 57 minutes," says The Times. "Nearly half a century has passed since Steve Reich’s first concerts, but the standing ovation after Music for 18 Musicians suggested that his brand of minimalism hasn’t lost its hypnotic allure."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reich-interview-from-sextet-premiere-newly-available-from-british-library-2009-09-28
    September 28, 2009|0 comments
    Nearly 25 years before Steve Reich was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Double Sextet, its precursor, Sextet, received its UK premiere in 1986. In London for the event, Reich spoke at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in an interview just made available online through the British Library Sound Archive, along with hundreds of previously unpublished talks with leading cultural figures.
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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/bang-on-a-can-fest-at-mass-moca-celebrates-steve-reich-2009-07-29
    July 29, 2009|0 comments

    Steve Reich was born in New York, raised there and California, and has spent much of his life in the City. He has also been spending time in Vermont for more than three decades. Vermont Public Radio spoke with the composer about his career and how the quiet of Vermont has influenced his writing. He was in Massachusetts this weekend for MASS MoCA's Bang on a Can Festival, which culminated in a performance of Music for 18 Musicians. Says the Boston Globe: "Reich’s towering 1976 epic rang out like a renewed statement of purpose: a postmodern hoedown of joyfully interlocking parts."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-2x5-premieres-in-sold-out-manchester-festival-opener-tonight-2009-07-02

    Steve Reich - color

    July 02, 2009|0 comments

    Steve Reich's latest creation, 2x5, premieres tonight on a double bill with pioneering electronic music group Kraftwerk, in a sold-out concert to open the Manchester International Festival. Bang On A Can performs the piece with the composer in the sound booth. The piece builds on the framework of Reich's 2009 Pulitzer Prize-winning work, Double Sextet. The Star-Ledger writes of a recent performance of Double Sextet that "both the piece itself and the sense of lifetime achievement came through in full glory." The Guardian, in a feature on the composer, writes, "Reich has been composing for more than 40 years. In that time, he has seen the music he is most closely associated with ... seemingly emerge from nowhere to become one of the dominant musical forms of the age."

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