Minimalism and the Music of Steve Reich

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A lecture/workshop which examines the music of Steve Reich in the context of the minimalist movement. Reich’s compositions, from the early phase pieces to the current video theater works will be examined. The workshop will include a study of rhythmic ideas, structural frameworks and performance techniques. Participants will perform some of Reich’s works and learn about phasing techniques, concentration development and rhythmic consistency. The workshop is open to percussionists and non-percussionists.

Workshop length – one or two hours

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