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Steve Reich Biography (1936-)
Full name, Steve Michael Reich; born October 3, 1936, in New York, NY; married second wife, Beryl Korot; children: (first marriage) one son; (second marriage) Ezra, Michael. Addresses: Contact--c/o Helene Cann Reich Music Foundation, 175 5th Ave., Suite 2396, New York, NY 10010-7703.
- Birth Details
- October 3, 1936
- New York, New York, United States
Credits; FILM COMPOSER
- Composer of film scores for Artist on Fire: The Work of Joyce Wieland, 1987, and Arnyek a Havon, 1991.
Credits; TELEVISION APPEARANCES; SPECIALS
- "Steve Reich: A New Musical Language," Great Performances (episodic), PBS, 1987.
- The Desert Music, Nonesuch, 1984.
- Sextet, Nonesuch, 1986.
- Six Marimbas, Nonesuch, 1986.
- Electric Counterpoint, Nonesuch, 1987.
- The Four Sections, Nonesuch, 1987.
- Different Trains, Nonesuch, 1988.
- Recordings as composer and performer include Come Out, 1967; It's Gonna Rain, 1969; Violin Phase, 1969; Four Organs, 1970; Phase Patterns, 1970; Drumming, 1971; Four Organs, 1973; Six Pianos, 1973; Music for Mallet Instruments,Voices, and Organ, 1973; Music for Eighteen Musicians, 1978; Octet, 1980; Music for a Large Ensemble, 1980; Violin Phase, 1980; and Tehillim, 1982.
- Musical compositions include Vermont Counterpoint; Variations for Winds,Strings, and Keyboards; Eight Lines for Chamber Orchestra; Piano Phase; Clapping Music; Pendulum Music; Music for Pieces of Wood; New York Counterpoint; the performance score Impact/Force Field; and the video installation score TheCave.
- New York Times, October 24, 1971; March 14, 1982; June 1, 1986.
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