Steve Reich

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Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer, associated for much of his career with minimalist music.


  • What I don't want to do is to go and buy a bunch of exotic-looking drums and set up an Afrikanische Musik in New York City.
  • I discovered that the most interesting music of all was made by simply lining the loops in unison, and letting them slowly shift out of phase with other...
  • serial music, the series itself is seldom audible... What I'm interested in is a compositional process and a sounding music that are one in the same thing.


  • The truth, however, is that a composer need not work in isolation; there is no reason for us to suppose that Reich's popularity and commercial success brands him as a cult figure unworthy of our attention.

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