The composer Steve Reich talks to John Wilson
The American composer Steve Reich will be celebrating his 80th birthday next week. As he prepares to attend a series of events around the UK to mark his eight decades, the influential pioneer of minimal music looks back over his career, including his compositions It's Gonna Rain, Drumming, Clapping Music, and Different Trains.
Presenter John Wilson
Producer Jerome Weatherald.
Different Trains by Steve Reich is performed by the London Contemporary Orchestra and Sound Intermedia at Edge Hill station, Liverpool, accompanied by a specially-commissioned Bill Morrison film.
Image to the left: John Wilson (Left) with Steve Reich
Main image above: Steve Reich, credit: Jeffrey Herman
Steve Reich at 80
Performances of his works, a talk and a video installation honour Steve Reich at 80 at the Barbican Centre, London from 05 - 06 November 2016.
The weekend is the start of "The Sounds that Changed America", a season which celebrates the music of Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams.
Image: Steve Reich
Image credit: Wonge Bergmann
Steve Reich's Runner premiere
The Royal Ballet is creating a new one-act work to be performed at the world premiere of Steve Reich's composition Runner, to mark both Reich's 80th and Wayne McGregor's 10th anniversary as Resident Choreographer. From 10 - 19 November at the Royal Opera House, London.
Image: Wayne McGregor
Image credit: Nick Mead
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