Monday, May 13 2013
This week, it's minimalism. It's video games. What more can we say?
Thursday, December 1 2011
Much like Gavin Bryars' "The Sinking of the Titanic," composer Steven Reich applies his minimal composition technique to address a great tragedy. The remaining works on this CD don't even come close to following suit.
Wednesday, November 16 2011
Cold in long flows, like streams of very contemplative melted snow running across a fairly level plain and never meeting.
Wednesday, August 31 2011
Minimalism doesn't have to be so dull. Minimalism doesn't have to be so dull. Minimalism...
Wednesday, March 30 2011
Do you hear that? It's the sound of the surface barely being scratched over Steve Reich's career.
Monday, December 13 2010
I hope you like the two or three notes on these three CDs. If not, you're in for almost two hours of hell.
Sunday, October 31 2010
In 2009, composer Steve Reich received the Pulitzer Prize for his composition "Double Sextet". Nonesuch's pairing of "Double Sextet" with a similar composition, "2x5", produces a mixed bag.
Sunday, April 4 2010
Niblock's music is both precise in its structure and an invitation to the open-ended process of becoming. Demanding concentration, it serves as a lesson in listening.
Tuesday, August 4 2009
One is an acknowledged master of the modern short story, and the other is an influential figure in the world of alternative Japanese comics.
Saturday, August 1 2009
They lived on opposite sides of the planet, at roughly the same time, and never met. In their lifetimes (one is now dead) each became an acknowledged and influential master in his chosen form of storytelling, and even though their media, social contexts and biographies were worlds apart, the early work of each artist bears striking similarities: they shared a melancholy, darkly humorous, and peculiarly bleak vision of character, story, and life.