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  • Steve Reich was on New Sounds on Friday to discuss his new piece, Reich/Richter. The piece premiered as part of Reich Richter Pärt, a live performance-exhibition pairing works by Gerhard Richter with the new Reich piece and extant work by Arvo Pärt, at The Shed in NYC on Saturday; performances continue there through June 2. You can hear the episode, which also includes "Valencia," from Caroline Shaw's forthcoming album, Orange, performed by Attacca Quartet, here.

  • Reich Richter Pärt, a live performance-exhibition pairing works by Gerhard Richter with a new composition for large ensemble by Steve Reich and extant work by Arvo Pärt, debuts at The Shed in NYC this Saturday, April 6, for the new venue's Opening Weekend. The Reich/Richter collaboration examines the intersection between Richter's formula for his "Patterns" series and Reich's repeating musical structures in a genre-crossing moving picture work made with filmmaker Corinna Belz. Ensemble Signal and the International Contemporary Ensemble, in alternation, give live performances of Reich/Richter through June 2.

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    These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
    Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
    Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
    Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Steve Reich
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Release Date: 
Tuesday, September 15, 1987 - 04:00
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These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

Description: 

These groundbreaking pieces from the mid-‘60s / early ‘70s, which utilize tape loops and Reich’s pioneering “phasing” technique, not only inspired the minimalist movement but also influenced generations of sound-sampling pop and electronic artists. The Washington Post calls them “absolutely spellbinding.”

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Recorded May 1986 (2) and May 1987 (3) at RCA Studio A, New York City
Tracks 2, 3 mixed and edited by Steve Reich and Judith Sherman; engineered by Paul Goodman
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph by Landry/Girouard

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79169

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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92
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270
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Tuesday, September 1, 1987 - 04:00
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Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
075597916928BUN
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0.00
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MP3
UPC: 
603497092062
Price: 
9.00
MusicianDetails: 

MUSICIANS
Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

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