21 Best Things to Do in Houston This Week:
Houston Press21 Best Things to Do in Houston This Week: Edgy Dance and Woodlands IRONMANHouston PressIt will be the first time doing a Tiny Dance in the Bayou City for Austin-based Charles O. Anderson; his duet is an excerpt from an evening-length piece inspired by American composer Steve Reich. The program also includes a dance by H-Town-born and ...
Posted on 18 April 2017 | 4:04 am
Kraken Quartet Unseals the Gates:
Austin ChronicleKraken Quartet Unseals the Gates: Polyrhythmic Austinites preview debut LPAustin ChronicleTwo drummers, one vibraphonist, and a marimba player comprise the experimental troupe. Together, Chris Demetriou, Andrew Dobos, Taylor Eddinger, and Sean Harvey make a percussive, classically leaning sound. Think Steve Reich gone math rock.
Posted on 17 April 2017 | 12:57 pm
UCF Percussion and Voci Dance collaborate to
Orlando WeeklyUCF Percussion and Voci Dance collaborate to bring Steve Reich's minimalist classic to lifeOrlando WeeklyAmong minimalist composers, Steve Reich may be second only to Philip Glass in name recognition – but only a snob would allow popularity to count as a mark against enjoying his music. Popular it may be, but performances of his '70s classics are as ...
Posted on 11 April 2017 | 10:24 pm
Missed Him at Carnegie? Get a Free Dose of
Bedford + BoweryMissed Him at Carnegie? Get a Free Dose of 'Wall to Wall Steve Reich'Bedford + BowerySteve Reich has been on a tear since a series of concerts celebrating his 80th birthday back in October. Earlier this month, during a concert celebrating Nonesuch Records, the composer bounded onto the stage at Brooklyn Academy of Music to present ...
Posted on 11 April 2017 | 11:50 am
The Sheer Joy of Listening to American
The New YorkerThe Sheer Joy of Listening to American MinimalismThe New YorkerIn discussing American minimalism, which Steve Reich, one of the movement's founders, is celebrating in his Carnegie Hall festival “Three Generations,” I'd like to use a very rarified criteria: the sheer joy of listening to it. It is that quality more ...
Posted on 31 March 2017 | 2:14 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