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You Are (Variations)

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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."

  • Steve Reich spoke with Matty Healy of the band The 1975 on Healy's podcast series for The Face. They discuss his early taped pieces, composed works for performance, and pieces that incorporate the two; the context of the artistic community in which he was writing; and his influence on succeeding generations of artists. You can hear the conversation here. Also in the series are Conor Oberst, Brian Eno, Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon, and others.

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    You Are (Variations) is Reich’s exploration of and meditation on Hebrew spiritual aphorisms. Upon its premiere, the Los Angeles Times exclaimed that the “exceptional score” filled “not just the room but the consciousness.” Includes Cello Counterpoint, written for virtuoso Maya Beiser.

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    MUSICIANS
    You Are (Variations)
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Grant Gershon, conductor
    Phoebe Alexander, Tania Batson, Claire Fedoruk, Rachelle Fox, Marie Hodgson, Emily Lin, sopranos
    Sarona Farrell, Amy Fogerson, Alice Murray, Nancy Sulahian, Kim Switzer, Tracy Van Fleet, altos
    Pablo Corá, Shawn Kirchner, Joseph Golightly, Sean McDermott, Fletcher Sheridan, Kevin St. Clair, tenors
    Geri Ratella, Sara Weisz, flutes
    Joan Elardo, Joel Timm, oboes
    James Faschia, Helen Goode-Castro, Larry Hughes, clarinets
    Gloria Cheng, Lisa Edwards, Brian Pezzone, Vicki Ray, pianos
    Wade Culbreath, Mike Englander, John Magnussen, Tom Raney, marimbas and vibes
    Tamara Hatwan, Ralph Morrison, Susan Reddish, violin 1
    Samuel Fischer, Julie Rogers, Steve Schart, violin 2
    Darren McCann, Victoria Miskolcsky, Catherine Reddish, violas
    Delores Bing, Maurice Grants, Roger LeBow, cellos
    Oscar Hidalgo, bass

    Cello Counterpoint
    Maya Beiser, cello

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by Judith Sherman

    You Are (Variations)
    Recorded March 29 and 30, 2005, at Studio A, Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
    Engineered by John Kilgore
    Mixed by John Kilgore, Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
    Pro Tools Engineer: Jimmy Hoyson
    Sound Engineer: Bruce Monical
    Editing Assistance: Jeanne Velonis

    Cello Counterpoint
    Recorded September 29 and 30, 2003, by Jan Folkson at John Kilgore Sound & Recording, New York, NY
    Mixed by John Kilgore
    Editing Assistance: Jeanne Velonis

    Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

    All compositions by Steve Reich

    Design by Doyle Partners
    Photography by Stephen Doyle

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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You Are (Variations) is Reich’s exploration of and meditation on Hebrew spiritual aphorisms. Upon its premiere, the Los Angeles Times exclaimed that the “exceptional score” filled “not just the room but the consciousness.” Includes Cello Counterpoint, written for virtuoso Maya Beiser.

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You Are (Variations) is Reich’s exploration of and meditation on Hebrew spiritual aphorisms. Upon its premiere, the Los Angeles Times exclaimed that the “exceptional score” filled “not just the room but the consciousness.” Includes Cello Counterpoint, written for virtuoso Maya Beiser.

ProductionCredits: 

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by Judith Sherman

You Are (Variations)
Recorded March 29 and 30, 2005, at Studio A, Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA
Engineered by John Kilgore
Mixed by John Kilgore, Judith Sherman and Steve Reich
Pro Tools Engineer: Jimmy Hoyson
Sound Engineer: Bruce Monical
Editing Assistance: Jeanne Velonis

Cello Counterpoint
Recorded September 29 and 30, 2003, by Jan Folkson at John Kilgore Sound & Recording, New York, NY
Mixed by John Kilgore
Editing Assistance: Jeanne Velonis

Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering Studios, Portland, ME

All compositions by Steve Reich

Design by Doyle Partners
Photography by Stephen Doyle

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

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Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79891

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
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MUSICIANS
You Are (Variations)
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, conductor
Phoebe Alexander, Tania Batson, Claire Fedoruk, Rachelle Fox, Marie Hodgson, Emily Lin, sopranos
Sarona Farrell, Amy Fogerson, Alice Murray, Nancy Sulahian, Kim Switzer, Tracy Van Fleet, altos
Pablo Corá, Shawn Kirchner, Joseph Golightly, Sean McDermott, Fletcher Sheridan, Kevin St. Clair, tenors
Geri Ratella, Sara Weisz, flutes
Joan Elardo, Joel Timm, oboes
James Faschia, Helen Goode-Castro, Larry Hughes, clarinets
Gloria Cheng, Lisa Edwards, Brian Pezzone, Vicki Ray, pianos
Wade Culbreath, Mike Englander, John Magnussen, Tom Raney, marimbas and vibes
Tamara Hatwan, Ralph Morrison, Susan Reddish, violin 1
Samuel Fischer, Julie Rogers, Steve Schart, violin 2
Darren McCann, Victoria Miskolcsky, Catherine Reddish, violas
Delores Bing, Maurice Grants, Roger LeBow, cellos
Oscar Hidalgo, bass

Cello Counterpoint
Maya Beiser, cello

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