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    This 1971 symphonic-length percussion piece was partly inspired by African rhythms and Indonesian gamelan and is presented here in a full-length digital recording. The Village Voice hailed Drumming as “the most important work of the whole minimalist music movement.”

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    MUSICIANS
    Bob Becker, Ben Harms, Russ Hartenberger, Gary Kvistad, James Preiss, Steve Reich, Gary Schall, Glen Velez, Thad Wheeler, tuned drums, marimbas, glockenspiels
    Pamela Wood Ambush, Jay Clayton, voices
    Steve Reich, whistling
    Mort Silver, piccolo

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
    Recorded May 1987 at RCA Studio A, New York City
    Engineer: Paul Goodman
    Mixing and editing: Judith Sherman, Steve Reich, Paul Zinman
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover art by Beryl Korot

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Tuesday, September 15, 1987 - 04:00
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This 1971 symphonic-length percussion piece was partly inspired by African rhythms and Indonesian gamelan and is presented here in a full-length digital recording. The Village Voice hailed Drumming as “the most important work of the whole minimalist music movement.”

Description: 

This 1971 symphonic-length percussion piece was partly inspired by African rhythms and Indonesian gamelan and is presented here in a full-length digital recording. The Village Voice hailed Drumming as “the most important work of the whole minimalist music movement.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Recorded May 1987 at RCA Studio A, New York City
Engineer: Paul Goodman
Mixing and editing: Judith Sherman, Steve Reich, Paul Zinman
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover art by Beryl Korot

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79170

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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92
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269
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Tuesday, September 1, 1987 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597917024BUN
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0.00
Label: 
MP3
UPC: 
603497091966
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Steve Reich
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MUSICIANS
Bob Becker, Ben Harms, Russ Hartenberger, Gary Kvistad, James Preiss, Steve Reich, Gary Schall, Glen Velez, Thad Wheeler, tuned drums, marimbas, glockenspiels
Pamela Wood Ambush, Jay Clayton, voices
Steve Reich, whistling
Mort Silver, piccolo

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