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Four Organs Phase Patterns

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>Reich, Steve : Four Organs
>Reich, Steve : Phase Patterns

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>Reich, Steve : Four Organs
>Reich, Steve : Phase Patterns
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A seminal 1970 release on Wergo, this is a prime example of Reich's "phase" phase, music which, in its audacious logic, seems to unfold out of itself. The early minimalist experiments of Glass and Reich are never arid exercises since the whole secret of the original minimalists is that a simple triad or a long-held note eventually produces its own richly romantic content as if by auto-genesis. The consevatory trained Glass and Reich got there by repetition and relentless rhythm; the more intuitive La Monte Young and Terry Riley by improvising on a deep drone.



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>Reich, Steve : Four Organs
  • Performers: Steve Reich (Electric Organ); Arthur Murphy (Organ); Philip Glass (Organ); Steve Reich; Steve Chambers (Organ); Steve Chambers (Electric Organ); Arthur Murphy (Electric Organ); Steve Reich (Organ); Philip Glass (Electric Organ); Jon Gibson (Maracas)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Chamber Music
  • Written: 1970
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Reich, Steve : Phase Patterns
  • Performers: Jon Gibson (Electric Organ); Jon Gibson (Organ); Steve Chambers (Electric Organ); Arthur Murphy (Electric Organ); Arthur Murphy (Organ); Steve Reich (Organ); Steve Reich; Steve Chambers (Organ); Steve Reich (Electric Organ)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 15 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1970
  • Studio/Live: Live