Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Steve Reich

Listen to this piece of music.... truly amazing.  Steve Reich wrote this piece in 1986.  There is a recording of instruments that is played on a tape, while one musician plays on stage.  They purposefully get off from each other, which makes it a unique listening experience everytime you can hear it.  I played the clarinet for a hot minute, I love the way it sounds in this piece.  If you only listen to one part of this song, start at 8:20... so cool. Mr. Reich is a pioneer of minimal music. He used loops to create musical phasing patterns. His music is marked by repetition, harmonic rhythm, and canons. His compositions heavily influenced modern music and he is regarded as the best living American composer. Enjoy New York Counterpoint....

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