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Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Steve Reich and Paul Hillier

Abstract

In the mid-1960s, Steve Reich radically renewed the musical landscape with a back-to-basics sound that came to be called minimalism. These early works, characterized by a relentless pulse and static harmony, focused single-mindedly on the process of gradual rhythmic change. Throughout his career, Reich has continued to reinvigorate the music world, drawing from a wide array of classical, popular, sacred, and non-western idioms. His works reflect the steady evolution of an original musical mind. This book documents the creative journey of this thoughtful, groundbreaking composer. These sixty-fo ... More

Keywords: Steve Reich, minimalism, early work, harmony, rhythmic change, Balinese gamelan, Hebrew cantillation, African drumming, structures, influences

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780195151152
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steve Reich, author

Paul Hillier, editor
Indiana University, Bloomington

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Introduction

Paul Hillier

8 Drumming (1971)

Steve Reich

12 Six Pianos (1973)

Steve Reich

21 Octet (1979)

Steve Reich

23 Tehillim (1981)

Steve Reich

26 Eight Lines (1983)

Steve Reich

29 Sextet (1985)

Steve Reich

33 Tenney (1986)

Steve Reich

43 John Cage (1992)

Steve Reich

45 The Cave

Steve Reich

49 Duet (1994)

Steve Reich

53 Schönberg (1995)

Steve Reich

54 City Life (1995)

Steve Reich

55 Proverb (1995)

Steve Reich

57 Feldman (1997)

Steve Reich

58 Berio (1997)

Steve Reich

59 Three Tales (1998–2002)

Steve Reich, and Beryl Korot

63 Ligeti (2000)

Steve Reich