Reich, Steve


Reich, Steve

biographical name

(born Oct. 3, 1936, New York, N.Y., U.S.) U.S. composer. He majored in philosophy at Cornell University. After musical study with Darius Milhaud and Luciano Berio, he pursued interests in Balinese and African music, learning drumming in Ghana. His early music explored the process of simultaneous repeated patterns gradually slipping out of phase (“process music”). With Terry Riley (b. 1935) and Philip Glass, he was among the most prominent of the early “minimalists” of the 1970s. His early works include Drumming (1971) and Music for 18 Musicians (1976); later works such as The Desert Music (1983) and Different Trains (1988) show a considerably expanded compositional vocabulary.

Variants of REICH, STEVE

Reich, Steve orig. Stephen Michael Reich

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