My latest feature for STRINGS magazine is now online:
Composer Steve Reich’s Three Generations series will illustrate the sea change in compositional language ventured by Reich and his peers and carried forward by younger generations
Music & the Arts
February 7, 2017 • 8:48 am Comments Off on Generations Ahead: Steve Reich
September 14, 2016 • 8:28 pm 1
Tomorrow’s sold-out concert at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre opens the season with a focus on Steve Reich.
The program includes two somewhat lesser-known works, both variations: Daniel Variations and You Are (Variations). Here is the program essay I wrote for the Miller Theatre:
“The function of music is to refresh the spirit and stimulate the mind.” Alluding to J.S. Bach’s title page to the third part of his Clavierübung, Steve Reich once contributed this response to a question about the function of contemporary music.
September 11, 2016 • 12:00 am Comments Off on Remembering