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The Phase Shifting Pulse Gate—Four Organs—Phase Patterns—An End to Electronics (1968–70)

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/9780195151152.003.0006
Subject:
Music, History, American

This chapter details Reich's development of the Phase Shifting Pulse Gate; musical applications of this device, including his first performance of Pulse Music in April 1969; and his composition of ... 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


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