Steve Reich
composer

Steve Reich

  • October 3, 1936 New York City

Biography

Steve Reich was recently called "our greatest living composer" (The New York Times), "America’s greatest living composer." (The Village VOICE), “...the most original musical thinker of our time” (The New Yorker) and “...among the great composers of the century” (The New York Times). From his early taped speech pieces It's Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966) to his and video artist Beryl Korot’s digital video operas The Cave (1993) and Three Tales (2002), Mr. Reich's path has embraced not only aspects of Western Classical music, but the structures, harmonies, and rhythms of non-Western and American vernacular music, particularly jazz. "There's just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history and Steve Reich is one of them," states The Guardian (London).

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Dyad 1929 by Wayne McGregor, music by Steve Reich
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Black and White: Six Ballets by Jiří Kylián
Black and White: Six Ballets by Jiří Kylián

Sarabande, No More Play, Petite Mort, Sweet Dre...

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Kristjan Järvi conducts an all-Steve Reich Program
Kristjan Järvi conducts an all-Steve Reich Program

With the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra &...

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Risonanze (Resonances) – Rassegna di nuove musiche contemporanee
Risonanze (Resonances) – Rassegna di nuove musiche contemporanee

Steve Reich / Electric Counterpoint

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