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  • Steve Reich will publish Conversations, a new book, via HarperCollins' Hanover Square Press, on March 8, 2022. In the book, the composer speaks with collaborators, fellow composers, musicians, and visual artists influenced by his work—including Nonesuch Records Chairman Emeritus Robert Hurwitz, Jonny Greenwood, Kronos Quartet's David Harrington, Stephen Sondheim, Nico Muhly, Brian Eno, Michael Gordon, and others—to reflect on his prolific career as a composer as well as the music that inspired him and that has been inspired by him. The New York Times calls it "a surprising, enlightening series of conversations that shed new light on the music and career of 'our greatest living composer.'" The New Yorker says: "Through this series of insightful, wide-ranging conversations starting from his student days to the present pandemic, we gain a compelling glimpse into the mind of 'the most original musical thinker of our time.'"

  • Steve Reich's seminal 1974–76 work Music for 18 Musicians—the Nonesuch recording of which, performed by Steve Reich and Musicians, won a Grammy Award for Best Small Ensemble Performance—is among ten compositions chosen to inspire visual artists to create their own works for the inaugural Concord Art Prize. The prize, created by Concord Music Publishing, is open to all UK artists, with a prize of £10,000. "Over the years I have heard from several artists, including Gerhard Richter, saying they have used 18 Musicians while painting, sculpting or working with media," Reich says. "I am very excited to see what it may inspire."

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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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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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MP3
UPC: 
603497092062
Price: 
9.00
Artist Name: 
Steve Reich
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MUSICIANS
Nurit Tilles, Edmund Niemann, pianos (2)
Russ Hartenberger, Steve Reich, hand claps (3)

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