1 CD / Felmay Records / 2009-06-02Works: Steve Reich: Four Organs; Phase Patterns
Performers: Chambers, Steve; Gibson, Jon [Avant-Garde]; Glass, Philip; Murphy, Arthur; Reich, Steve [Composer]
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 Re...continue...
1 CD / ECM / 2000-04-18Works: Steve Reich: Music for 18 Musicians
Performers: Armstrong, Rebecca; Arnold, Elizabeth; Becker, Bob [Percussion]; Blackwell, Virgil; Chambers, Steve; Clayton, Jay; Cohen, Richard [clarinet]; Fraley, Pamela; Guibbory, Shem; Hartenberger, Russ; Ishii...
If Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is simply described in terms of its materials and organization -- 11 chords followed by 11 pieces built on those chords -- then it might seem utterly dry and mo...continue...