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Sextet / Six Marimbas

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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.'"

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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.

Description: 

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.

ProductionCredits: 

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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