Steve Reich - Conversations

A surprising, enlightening series of conversations that shed new light on the music and career of “our greatest living composer” (New York Times).

Steve Reich is a living legend in the world of contemporary classical music. As a leader of the minimalist movement in the 1960s, his works have become central to the musical landscape worldwide, influencing generations of younger musicians, choreographers and visual artists. He has explored non-Western music and American vernacular music from jazz to rock, as well as groundbreaking music and video pieces. He toured the world with his own ensemble and his compositions are performed internationally by major orchestras and ensembles.

Now Reich speaks with collaborators, fellow composers and musicians as well as visual artists influenced by his work to reflect on his prolific career as a composer as well as the music that inspired him and that has been inspired by him, including:

DAVID LANG   BRIAN ENO   RICHARD SERRA

MICHAEL GORDON  MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS

RUSSELL  HARTENBERGER   ROBERT HURWITZ
STEPHEN SONDHEIM    JONNY GREENWOOD    DAVID HARRINGTON

ELIZABETH LIM-DUTTON    DAVID ROBERTSON   MICAELA HASLAM
ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER

JULIA WOLFE  NICO MUHLY  BERYL KOROT   COLIN CURRIE
BRAD LUBMAN

Through this series of insightful, wide-ranging conversations starting from his student days to the present pandemic, we gain a compelling glimpse into the mind of “the most original musical thinker of our time” (The New Yorker).

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