Steve Reich

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Reich performing clapping music in 2006

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

Quotes[edit]

  • 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 each other...
    • In: Steve Reich, ‎Paul Hillier (2002) Writings on Music, 1965-2000, p. 20
  • ...in 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.
    • In: Steve Reich, ‎Paul Hillier (2002) Writings on Music, 1965-2000, p. 35
  • 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.
    • In: Steve Reich, ‎Paul Hillier (2002) Writings on Music, 1965-2000, p. 55

External links[edit]

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