Monday, February 04, 2008

Music for 18 - Steve Reich

A cool article I heard over the weekend - with some very cool music... At almost an hour in length, the piece unfolds like a slowly shifting dream, with sections of repeated material ebbing and flowing around a cycle of 11 chords. It's scored for strings, percussion, woodwinds and voices, and takes tremendous concentration on the part of the 18 players. To this day, the work is mainly performed by the composer and his loyal group of musicians. Listen Via NPR. Some ok videos on youtube.

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