City Life is a concert work written by composer Steve Reich. It uses digital samplers amongst the instruments used in performance, and these play back a wide variety of sounds and speech samples, mainly recorded by Reich himself in and around his home town of New York. These sounds include car horns, air brakes, car alarms and many other sounds associated with the city. ...more on Wikipedia about "City Life (music)"
Come Out is a 1966 piece by American composer Steve Reich. Reich was asked to write this piece to be performed at a benefit for the retrial of the Harlem Six, six black youths arrested for committing a murder during the 1964 Harlem riots that only one of the six was responsible for. Truman Nelson, a civil rights activist, had asked Reich to compose the piece, giving him a collection of tapes with recorded voices to use as source material. Reich's response was: “Look, I’ll do this, and I’ll do it for nothing, but you’ve got to let me make a piece out of anything I find.” Nelson, who chose Reich based on his earlier work It's Gonna Rain, agreed to give him creative freedom. ...more on Wikipedia about "Come Out (Reich)"
Different Trains is a famous three- movement piece for string quartet and tape written by Steve Reich in 1988. It won a Grammy Award in 1989 for Best Contemporary Classical Composition. ...more on Wikipedia about "Different Trains"
Four Organs is a work for four electric organs (hence the name) by Steve Reich. ...more on Wikipedia about "Four Organs"
It's gonna rain is a musical composition written by Steve Reich in 1965 and approximately 17 minutes and 50 seconds in length. It was Reich's first major work and a landmark of musical minimalism and process music. ...more on Wikipedia about "It's Gonna Rain"
Music for 18 Musicians is a seminal work of musical minimalism composed by Steve Reich during 1974-1976. Its World Premiere was on April 24, 1976 at Town Hall, New York. Following this, a recording of the piece was released by ECM Recordings. A recording of the opening sections is on Reich's website (see bottom). ...more on Wikipedia about "Music for 18 Musicians"
Music for a Large Ensemble is a piece of music written by Steve Reich in 1978. It is scored for string instruments, flutes, clarinets, saxophones, trumpets, pianos, marimbas, vibraphones, xylophones and two female voices. ...more on Wikipedia about "Music for a Large Ensemble"
Pendulum Music is the name of a work by Steve Reich, involving suspended microphones and speakers, creating phasing feedback tones. ...more on Wikipedia about "Pendulum Music"
Piano Phase is a piece of music written in 1967 by the minimalist composer Steve Reich for two pianos. It is his first attempt at applying his " phasing" technique which he had previously used in the tape pieces It's Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966) to live performance. ...more on Wikipedia about "Piano Phase"
Six Pianos is a minimalist piece for six pianos composed by Steve Reich. He later made an arrangement for six marimbas, unsurprisingly called Six Marimbas. ...more on Wikipedia about "Six Pianos"
Tehillim is a piece of music by American composer Steve Reich, written in 1981. ...more on Wikipedia about "Tehillim (Reich)"
The Desert Music is a well-known piece of music by Steve Reich. ...more on Wikipedia about "The Desert Music"
Violin Phase, written by minimalist composer Steve Reich in 1967, is an example of his phasing technique previously used in Piano Phase in which the music itself is created not by the instruments but by interactions of temporal variations on an original melody. Music of this kind is generally referred to as process music. ...more on Wikipedia about "Violin Phase"
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