Steve Reich
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1936-10-03
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Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns ...

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Biography

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

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Steve Reich
The Desert Music - 3rd mvt, part 3
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The Desert Music - 3rd mvt, part 3 The Desert Music - 3rd mvt, part 3 The Desert Music - 3rd mvt, part 3 The Desert Music - 3rd mvt, part 3
Steve Reich
Clapping music for 2 musicians
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Clapping music for 2 musicians Clapping music for 2 musicians Clapping music for 2 musicians Clapping music for 2 musicians
Steve Reich
Different Trains - start of 'America - Before the war' (1st mvmt)
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Different Trains - start of 'America - Before the war' (1st mvmt) Different Trains - start of 'America - Before the war' (1st mvmt) Different Trains - start of 'America - Before the war' (1st mvmt) Different Trains - start of 'America - Before the war' (1st mvmt)
Ensemble Signal
Music For 18 Musicians (Modular Version) - Section 1
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Music For 18 Musicians (Modular Version) - Section 1 Music For 18 Musicians (Modular Version) - Section 1 Music For 18 Musicians (Modular Version) - Section 1 Music For 18 Musicians (Modular Version) - Section 1
Steve Reich
Six Marimbas
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Six Marimbas Six Marimbas Six Marimbas Six Marimbas
Steve Reich
Come Out
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Come Out Come Out Come Out Come Out
Steve Reich
Piano Phase
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Piano Phase Piano Phase Piano Phase Piano Phase
Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians: Section IIIA
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Music for 18 Musicians: Section IIIA Music for 18 Musicians: Section IIIA Music for 18 Musicians: Section IIIA Music for 18 Musicians: Section IIIA
Steve Reich, Ensemble Signal & Brad Lubman
Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses
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Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses
Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians: Section II
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Music for 18 Musicians: Section II Music for 18 Musicians: Section II Music for 18 Musicians: Section II Music for 18 Musicians: Section II
Mahan Esfahani
Piano Phase For 2 Pianos [or 2 Marimbas]
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Piano Phase For 2 Pianos [or 2 Marimbas] Piano Phase For 2 Pianos [or 2 Marimbas] Piano Phase For 2 Pianos [or 2 Marimbas] Piano Phase For 2 Pianos [or 2 Marimbas]
Feargus Brennan, Steve Reich & Barnaby Archer
Nagoya Marimbas
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Nagoya Marimbas Nagoya Marimbas Nagoya Marimbas Nagoya Marimbas
Steve Reich
The Desert Music: III. Pt. 1, Slow
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The Desert Music: III. Pt. 1, Slow The Desert Music: III. Pt. 1, Slow The Desert Music: III. Pt. 1, Slow The Desert Music: III. Pt. 1, Slow
Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians: Section I
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Music for 18 Musicians: Section I Music for 18 Musicians: Section I Music for 18 Musicians: Section I Music for 18 Musicians: Section I
Steve Reich
Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses II
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Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses II Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses II Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses II Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses II
Steve Reich
Three Tales: Hindenburg
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Three Tales: Hindenburg Three Tales: Hindenburg Three Tales: Hindenburg Three Tales: Hindenburg
Steve Reich
Three Tales: Dolly (extract)
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Three Tales: Dolly (extract) Three Tales: Dolly (extract) Three Tales: Dolly (extract) Three Tales: Dolly (extract)
Steve Reich
Electric Counterpoint
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Electric Counterpoint Electric Counterpoint Electric Counterpoint Electric Counterpoint
Steve Reich
Duet for 2 violins and strings
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Duet for 2 violins and strings Duet for 2 violins and strings Duet for 2 violins and strings Duet for 2 violins and strings
Steve Reich
Different Trains; 1st mvt, America – Before the War
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Different Trains; 1st mvt, America – Before the War Different Trains; 1st mvt, America – Before the War Different Trains; 1st mvt, America – Before the War Different Trains; 1st mvt, America – Before the War
Steve Reich
Vermont Counterpoint (version for vibraphone) (arr. K. Kuniko)
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Vermont Counterpoint (version for vibraphone) (arr. K. Kuniko) Vermont Counterpoint (version for vibraphone) (arr. K. Kuniko) Vermont Counterpoint (version for vibraphone) (arr. K. Kuniko) Vermont Counterpoint (version for vibraphone) (arr. K. Kuniko)
Guildhall Percussion & Steve Reich
Music for Pieces of Wood
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Music for Pieces of Wood Music for Pieces of Wood Music for Pieces of Wood Music for Pieces of Wood
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Biography

Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.

His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (for example, his early compositions It's Gonna Rain and Come Out), and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts (for instance, Pendulum Music and Four Organs). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons, have significantly influenced contemporary music, especially in the US. Reich's work took on a darker character in the 1980s with the introduction of historical themes as well as themes from his Jewish heritage, notably the Grammy Award-winning Different Trains.

Reich's style of composition influenced many composers and groups. Writing in The Guardian, music critic Andrew Clements described Reich as one of "a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history". The American composer and critic Kyle Gann has said Reich "may...be considered, by general acclamation, America's greatest living composer".

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