Steve Reich Accepting MacDowell Colony Medal

Reich awarded MacDowell Colony Medal

L to R: David Lang, Steve Reich and Richard Serra

The annual MacDowell Colony Arts Award, which in past years has been awarded to Aaron Copland, Willem deKooning, Jasper Johns and many other great artists, was presented to Steve Reich for ‘his outstanding contribution to music’ on August 14, 2005 at the Colony in Peterborough, NH. Sculptor Richard Serra and composer David Lang spoke about Reich’s music before the presentation. The president of the Colony, Robin Mac Neil presented the award. The So Percussion ensemble performed two of Mr. Reich’s works to close the ceremony.