The Music of Steve Reich (hands-on workshop)

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Discussion and demonstration of special techniques used in the early, percussion-based works of the composer Steve Reich: building-up of rhythmic patterns; canonic repetition; phasing; identifying and imitating resultant patterns in multiple out-of-phase canons. The actual hands-on activity in this workshop should be limited to four or five advanced performers, as the concepts involved take some time to assimilate. There is no limitation on the number of interested observers who could be present as well, although their actual participation would be limited. Repertoire would include pieces such as Clapping Music, Music for Pieces of Wood, Marimba Phase and Drumming. 2 hours or more, depending on repertoire to be covered.

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