Monday, July 16 2007
Music truly is the universal language. The best songs of protest are passed around, from movement-to-movement, era-to-era; its singers gaining multilingual fluency along the way.
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.
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.
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.
Monday, October 15 2001
Wednesday, January 6 2010
PALO ALTO, Calif. — For a composer whose work is heavily steeped in repetition, Steve Reich doesn't stay in the same place for very long, and