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
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).