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Music for 18 Musicians (1976)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0021
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents a program note for the first performance at New York Town Hall on April 24, 1976. Music for 18 Musicians is approximately 55 minutes long. The first sketches were made for it in ... More


Sketching a New Tonality: A Preliminary Assessment of Steve Reich’s Sketches for Music for 18 Musicians in Telling the Story of This Work’s Approach to Tonality

Keith Potter

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0010
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter examines some of the evidence to be found in the composer Steve Reich’s sketchbooks concerning how he conceived the tonal and harmonic organization of Music for 18 Musicians (1976) and ... More


“Machine Fantasies into Human Events”: Reich and Technology in the 1970s

Kerry O’Brien

in Rethinking Reich

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780190605285
eISBN:
9780190605315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190605285.003.0015
Subject:
Music, History, Western

For most of 1968 and early 1969, Steve Reich devised and constructed his Phase Shifting Pulse Gate, a machine he designed along with an engineer. However, after only two performances Reich abandoned ... More


Second Interview with Michael Nyman (1976)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000: 1965-2000

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151152
eISBN:
9780199850044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0022
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter presents Reich's interview with Michael Nyman. The interview, which is primarily concerned with Music for 18 Musicians, took place at La Rochelle, France, on June 26/27, 1976. It was ... More


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