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Content by tag "Steve Reich"

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Steven Wilson: To the Bone

Read "To the Bone" reviewed by John Kelman

From the moment that he decided to “go solo"--despite his previous flagship group, Porcupine Tree, beginning in the late '80s as a solo project that only evolved into a group when it became popular enough to necessitate putting together a band in order to perform live--Steven Wilson has, in many ways, defied categorization and expectation, while ...

Dan Tepfer

Read "Dan Tepfer" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Il tratto principale della mia musica
Sempre alla ricerca.

La qualità che desidero nei musicisti che suonano con me
L'ascolto.

Come musicista, il momento in cui sono stato più felice
Quando mi posso sedere tranquillo e sentire il suono allo stato puro.

Come musicista, ...

Catching up with Cantaloupe Music: Terminals Quartets, Field Recordings, Ilimaq, Anthracite Fields, Become Ocean & Discreet Music

Read "Catching up with Cantaloupe Music: Terminals Quartets, Field Recordings, Ilimaq, Anthracite Fields, Become Ocean & Discreet Music" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Cantaloupe Music is the record label created by the three founders of New York's legendary Bang on a Can organization--composers Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe--with Bang on a Can managing director Kenny Savelson. Since its 2001 founding it has featured music from Bang on a Can and other contemporary musicians making concert music a ...

Penguin Cafe: The Imperfect Sea

Read "The Imperfect Sea" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Composer Arthur Jeffes started Penguin Cafe in 2009 to pay homage to his father Simon Jeffes' Penguin Cafe Orchestra, and to continue the concept. While the new band still plays some of the original repertoire, Arthur has composed new music all along. Like Simon Jeffes' music, Arthur's shows the influence of folk music and minimalism. There's ...

Yarn/Wire Ensemble: Currents 0

Read "Currents 0" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

From their roots at Stony Brook University in 2005, the dual percussion/dual piano quartet Yarn/Wire has taken an uncommon approach to experimental music. In the case of Currents 0 the jazz roots are strong even as the interpretations are wide open. A continuing sequence of projects under the umbrella of 'Currents' has generated more than one dozen ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Glass @ 80: Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso with Jeffrey Zeigler and Asher Delerme

Read "Glass @ 80:  Philip Glass & Foday Musa Suso with Jeffrey Zeigler and Asher Delerme" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Philip Glass
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
March 12, 2017

On their own, National Sawdust and World Music Institute are two smartly run non-profit cultural organizations that produce wonderful programming for smart, loyal audiences. Together, the two can be dynamic co-conspirators in the effort to stage the kind of riveting, genre-bending artistic ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Steve Reich @ 80: Music for 18 Musicians

Read "Steve Reich @ 80: Music for 18 Musicians" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

Eighth Blackbird & Third Coast Percussion
Hill Auditorium
Steve Reich @ 80: Music for 18 Musicians
Ann Arbor, MI
March 18, 2017

When it comes to contemporary classical music and specifically the genre known as minimalism, few composers lay claim to the accolades bestowed on Steve Reich. Celebrating his 80th ...

Geir Sundstol: Langen ro

Read "Langen ro" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

Indeed, there are serene, drifting and stunning passages on this album by longtime Norwegian session musician Geir Sundstol, who after twenty-something years in the business releases only his second solo album, following up Furulund (Hubro, 2015). The accompanying marketing material cites Sundstol as a guitarist and instrument collector, although the CD jacket only lists the musicians, ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEW

Laura Jurd: Big Footprints

Read "Laura Jurd: Big Footprints" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Every few years a band appears that injects a welcome shot of adrenaline into the jazz mainstream, exciting media, promoters and fans alike--the Neil Cowley Trio, Phronesis, GoGo Penguin and Snarky Puppy all spring to mind. Dinosaur, an English quartet led by trumpeter Laura Jurd, is being widely tipped to create such waves on the strength ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

Steve Reich Celebration: Repercussion

Read "Steve Reich Celebration:  Repercussion" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Steve Reich Celebration: Repercussion
National Sawdust
Brooklyn, NY
December 10, 2016

As part of the many celebrations of composer Steve Reich's 80th birthday throughout 2016, the World Music Institute and National Sawdust co-presented a program in December that brought the Ghanaian master, Gideon Alorwoyie, together with the critically-acclaimed ...


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