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, March 30 2011
Do you hear that? It's the sound of the surface barely being scratched over Steve Reich's career.
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.
Wednesday, January 6 2010
Wednesday, September 3 2008
Sunday, June 8 2008
One contribution to the collection is a discussion of Keith’s sonic portrait, "Sexmachines", a triptych based on multiple recordings of the sounds made by a vibrator, a dildo, and an anal plug.
Tuesday, May 6 2008
The acclaimed minimalist composer’s concept piece inspired by slain journalist Daniel Pearl is just as baffling in execution as it is in theory.
Wednesday, September 5 2007
Tuesday, August 7 2007
As human beings, interpretive animals that attempt to navigate the world by coming to some sort of "understanding" of it, we are addicted to purpose.