Ideas That Flow in Swift Currents, Like His Music - On Steve Reich
A really lovely profile of Steve Reich in the NYT.
"Steve Reich was sitting in a Starbucks, a logical enough place to meet a man who has been described as the most caffeinated individual in New York. Around him, ambient noise recreated the atmosphere of his 1994 piece City Life, which incorporated recordings of pile-drivers, snatches of speech and other downtown noises. He was talking about his latest piece, You Are (Variations), which had its premiere in October in Los Angeles. "
Nice lead line...
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