Steve Reich

Biography by Chris Morrison

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A highly influential avant-garde composer and one of the key founders of the minimalist school of music.
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Composition Highlights

Title Year Avg. Duration Genre
Drumming, for 2 female voices, piccolo, 4 pairs of bongos, 3 marimbas & 3 glockenspiels 1971 01:09:12 Vocal Music Avant-Garde Music
Come Out, for tape 1966 12:59 Electronic/Computer Music
Tehillim, for 3 sopranos, alto, winds, strings, percussion & keyboards 1981 30:59 Vocal Music
The Desert Music, for small chorus & large orchestra 1984 47:18 Choral
Music for 18 Musicians, for 4 female voices & 16 instruments 1976 59:46 Vocal Music Avant-Garde Music
New York Counterpoint, for clarinet, bass clarinet & tape 1985 11:16 Chamber Music Avant-Garde Music
Vermont Counterpoint, for piccolo, flutes & tape 1982 09:28 Chamber Music Avant-Garde Music
Different Trains, for double string quartet & tape 1988 26:58 Chamber Music
The Cave, multimedia theater work for piano, sampling keyboards & voice of Neville Chamberlain 1993 01:32:49 Show/Musical
Eight Lines (revision of "Octet"), for chamber orchestra 1979 17:43 Chamber Music Orchestral
Electric Counterpoint, for electric guitar, bass guitar & tape 1987 14:34 Chamber Music
Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ, for 3 female voices, 3 marimbas, 3 glockenspiels, vibes & organ 1973 17:19 Vocal Music Avant-Garde Music
Octet, for 2 flutes, 2 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets, 2 pianos, 2 violins, viola & cello (revised as "Eight Lines") 1978 17:33 Chamber Music
Clapping Music, for 2 performers 1972 04:02 Chamber Music Avant-Garde Music
Six Pianos 1973 22:37 Keyboard
Piano Phase, for 2 pianos (or 2 marimbas) 1967 17:29 Keyboard Avant-Garde Music
Four Organs, for 4 electric organs & maracas 1970 18:03 Chamber Music Keyboard
Music for a Large Ensemble, for 2 female voices and small orchestra 1978 15:28 Vocal Music
Music for Pieces of Wood, for 5 pairs of tuned claves 1973 10:25 Chamber Music
Nagoya Marimbas, for 2 marimbas 1994 04:51 Chamber Music Avant-Garde Music
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