Song: Different Trains - After The War
Composer: Steve Reich
Artist: The Duke Quartet
(never heard this rendition before - i get to hear things I haven’t heard before)
—The Humming Chorus
The Humming Chorus
(Mary and Max Soundtrack)
side note: Giacomo Puccini - Humming chorus / Madama Butterfly
So he went back to New York, formed Steve Reich and Musicians – who, in an early echo of events at the Bloc Festival, performed everywhere from art galleries to discos – humped furniture with Philip Glass and developed his phasing technique. He went to Ghana to study African drumming.
"You could get a cheap ticket if you went to some place in east London and got some ticket that said you were a Nigerian flight engineer," he frowns. "Do I look like a Nigerian flight engineer?" He came back with a case of malaria, and a renewed conviction that he was following the right path.
dangerouswaters: Steve Reich - Six Pianos (CLUSTER, Bratislava Live 2009)
Jesus, this makes me so happy!
Swedish soprano Birgit Nilsson performs the famed ‘Liebestod’ from Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde
Artist: Phillip Glass
Ain’t nothing like a Baltimore native to get things going….
Artist: Ryuichi Sakamoto
Song: Bibo No Aozora
Artist: John Adams
Song: China Gates
Artist: Ludovico Einaudi
—Steve Reich - Violin Phase (Dubstep Remix) Tubesties
Artist: Steve Reich
Song: Violin Phase (Dubstep Remix) Tubesties
Steve Reich's latest album, WTC 9/11, is out on Nonesuch Records next Tuesday, September 20. What’s more, the composer’s 75th birthday follows less than two weeks later, on October 3, and the celebrations abound. The composer, who is currently in Kraków, Poland, for the week-long Sacrum Profanum festival showcasing his music, is the subject of a special feature on iTunes titled The World of Steve Reich. The program is the latest in the larger “World of” series on iTunes, which explores every facet of an iconic musician’s career—their roots, their catalog, and the other artists they have influenced. To coincide with the launch of the series, Steve Reich’s catalog is now on sale in the iTunes Store, where the new album is also available to pre-order.
Steve Reich: Phase to Face. IF you’re a Reich fan, I highly recommend this glympse into the mind of a musical wonder.