General Music

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… Read more »

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… Read more »