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Posted on 10 August 2018 | 3:18 pm
Pianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff to Release
JazzcornerPianist/Composer Yelena Eckemoff to Release "Better Than Gold and Silver," Her Jazz Settings of Biblical Psalms ...JazzcornerBetter Than Gold and Silver is an exceptional addition to the lineage of works inspired by religion like Duke Ellington's Sacred Concerts, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, and Steve Reich's own interpretation of the Psalms, Tehillim. "I've been smitten ...
Posted on 10 August 2018 | 12:33 pm
A beginner's guide to enjoying classic
Washington PostA beginner's guide to enjoying classic music. No snobs allowedWashington Post... clarinet, violin, cello and piano that Olivier Messiaen used in “Quartet for the End of Time,” written while he was in a German prisoner-of-war camp in 1940; or Steve Reich's “Music for 18 Musicians,” which both helps define and explode the term ...and more »
Posted on 10 August 2018 | 7:56 am
Steve Reich's Triple Quartet – Psappha
The StradSteve Reich's Triple Quartet – Psappha EnsembleThe StradCommissioned by the Kronos Quartet, this work is written for three quartets but can be played, as in this video, with one live group and two pre-recorded ones. The musicians are Benedict Holland and Sophie Rosa, violins, Heather Wallington, viola, and ...
Posted on 8 August 2018 | 7:03 am
Meet yMusic, Paul Simon's Genre-Crossing
Rolling StoneMeet yMusic, Paul Simon's Genre-Crossing Chamber Ensemble of ChoiceRolling StoneI think that kind of cultural omnivore-ism is maybe the baseline for all these relationships. Camerieri: Yeah, we have friends that play mostly rock & roll, and folk music. A few of them have a matching Steve Reich tattoo. And, like, that's not weird ...
Posted on 7 August 2018 | 10:23 am
Stripped down and reimagined in brass,
Gavin Harrison honed his craft as the drummer for prog-rock legends Porcupine Tree, and with Cheating the Polygraph, he’s returning to some classics to play them as never before. The post Stripped down and reimagined in brass, Porcupine Tree takes on a whole new life appeared first on Digital Trends .
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 4:09 pm
Philip Glass, singing his own song
Philip Glass has been such a constant compositional presence over the last 40 years that only with the arrival of his memoir, Words Without Music (W.W. Norton & Co. $29.95), do you realize how long overdue it is.
Posted on 7 April 2015 | 12:59 am
Music Academy of the West Announces Details
Violist Patcharaphan Khumprakob took part in the Music Academy of the West’s 2014 Summer Festival. This coming season, which begins June 15, the academy will present about 200 events, including more than 80 that are free.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 4:55 pm
Philip Glass On Legacy: 'The Future ...
For the composer, life is how the past and the future connect. Glass' new memoir, Words Without Music , looks back on his childhood, travels through Asia and when his music provoked violence.
Posted on 6 April 2015 | 1:37 pm
The playlist: experimental music – Rhodri
The latest round-up of music from the outer edges features a fly doing battle with a trombonist in an Oxfordshire church Welshman Rhodri Davies – the only free improv harpist in his village – used to pay the rent by backing Charlotte Church. These days Davies works between free improv and interpretations of open-form scores by the likes of John Cage, Cornelius Cardew, Eliane Radigue and ...
Posted on 31 March 2015 | 3:37 am
Indian Raga Group Takes Minimalism to the
Composed by Mr. Riley in 1964, it is often cited as the most influential work of the minimalist genre, inspiring everyone from composers like Philip Glass and Steve Reich to the Who’s Pete Townshend, who has said that he wrote “Baba O’Riley” as a ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:43 am
The Joffrey Ballet to Premiere MILLENNIALS,
will premiere a brand new 25-minute piece entitled The Passengers choreographed to sections of The Four Sections and Triple Quartet by minimalist pioneer Steve Reich. Set in a train station, Thatcher's narrative work mixes contemporary abstraction with ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 5:38 am
McBride and Novalis earn spots on Patriot
Army West Point: Nick Hill (2004-07); Cole White (2005-08); Milan Dinga (2004-07); Schuyler Williamson (2002-05); Chris Rowley (2010-13); Steve Reich (1991-93); Clint Moore (2008-11); Kevin McKague (2008-12); Ben Koenigsfeld (2008-11)
Posted on 26 August 2015 | 1:11 am
Colin Currie and Friends, Queen's Hall,
Steve Reich’s Quartet for Two Vibraphones and Two Pianos, dedicated to Currie, got its world premiere in London last October and was here receiving its first performance north of the border. It’s quite an elusive piece in some ways, with its ever ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 10:19 am
Pirates' walk-up music: the classical
The fast licks of “Thunderstruck” reminded me of an unusual recording of Steve Reich’s “Piano Phase” by the harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani, whose diabolical evenness embodies the electric character of the guitars. “It’s awesome,” Mr ...
Posted on 23 August 2015 | 2:31 am
Composer changes album cover of attacked
Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich (ryk) is picking another image for his album dedicated to 9/11 after the original photo — of the twin towers under attack — was met with protest.
Posted on 16 August 2011 | 2:59 pm