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Sextet / Six Marimbas

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  • 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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    The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

    The Independent (UK) calls Sextet a work that “expertly dramatizes a kaleidoscope of small changes in five contrasting movements, while the New York Times praised its “hypnotically involving mood.” On Six Marimbas, Reich re-scores his 1973 Six Pianos for percussion.

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    MUSICIANS
    Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians with members of Nexus and the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
    Bob Becker*, Russ Hartenberger*, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks
    Garry Kvistad, Glen Velez, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks (1-5)
    Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, piano, synthesizers (1-5)
    Kory Grossman**, James Preiss**, Bill Ruyle, William Trigg**, marimba

    * members of Nexus
    ** members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Steve Reich
    Recrded May 1986 at RCA Studios, NYC
    Engineer: Paul Goodman
    Mixing: Tom Lazarus, Paul Goodman, and Steve Reich

    Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
    Cover photograph: John C. Phillips

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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The Independent (UK) calls Sextet a work that “expertly dramatizes a kaleidoscope of small changes in five contrasting movements, while the New York Times praised its “hypnotically involving mood.” On Six Marimbas, Reich re-scores his 1973 Six Pianos for percussion.

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The CD of this album is available to purchase at ArkivMusic.

The Independent (UK) calls Sextet a work that “expertly dramatizes a kaleidoscope of small changes in five contrasting movements, while the New York Times praised its “hypnotically involving mood.” On Six Marimbas, Reich re-scores his 1973 Six Pianos for percussion.

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PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Steve Reich
Recrded May 1986 at RCA Studios, NYC
Engineer: Paul Goodman
Mixing: Tom Lazarus, Paul Goodman, and Steve Reich

Art direction and design: Carin Goldberg
Cover photograph: John C. Phillips

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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79138

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1disc
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MUSICIANS
Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians with members of Nexus and the Manhattan Marimba Quartet
Bob Becker*, Russ Hartenberger*, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks
Garry Kvistad, Glen Velez, marimba, vibraphone, bass drum, cratales, tam-tam, sticks (1-5)
Edmund Niemann, Nurit Tilles, piano, synthesizers (1-5)
Kory Grossman**, James Preiss**, Bill Ruyle, William Trigg**, marimba

* members of Nexus
** members of the Manhattan Marimba Quartet

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