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Four American Minimalists
Minimalism as a musical genre originated in the USA in the 1960s. It involves stripping music down to its bare essentials, to focus on pure sonic power, pulse and the internal processes of the music, without narrative or a defined
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Steve Reich & Beryl Korot
A Relationship of Shared Ideas
Working on tape-based techniques of looping and phasing by using recordings of fragments of speech, Steve Reich created a compositional process involving structures of minimalist art and musical technique. Simultaneously, Beryl Korot was working along very similar lines in the
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Steve Reich
“All great music is contemporary” On 18 January 1973, Michael Tilson Thomas introduced Four Organs, scored for four Hammond organs and maracas by aspiring composer Steve Reich to New York audiences. Scheduled alongside music by Mozart, Bartók and Liszt, audience
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Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians
Music for 18 Musicians (modular version): Section VII From Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians (2015) Released by Harmonia Mundi Reich: Music for 18 Musicians (modular version): Section VII Making its harmonia mundi début, New York-based Ensemble Signal performs
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