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Steve Reich

mar, p, *1936 US, New York City
Composer of Classical
A.k.a. Stephen Michael Reich

Stephen Michael Reich (/ˈraɪʃ/; born October 3, 1936) is an American composer who, along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass, pioneered minimal music in the mid to late 1960s.Reich's style of composition influenced many composers and groups. His innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (for example, his early compositions It's Gonna Rain and Come Out), and the use of simple, audible processes to explore musical concepts (for instance, Pendulum Music and Four Organs). These compositions, marked by their use of repetitive figures, slow harmonic rhythm and canons, have significantly influenced contemporary music, especially in the US. Reich's work took on a darker character in the 1980s with the introduction of historical themes as well as themes from his

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  • Classical
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Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast on Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich & Mats Bergström
Duet on My Tribute To Yehudi Menuhin by Daniel Hope
Pulses on Music For 18 Musicians by Steve Reich & Erik Hall
Different Trains: America, Before the War on Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich
Mallet Quartet: I. Fast on Reich: Mallet Quartet, Sextet, Nagoya Marimbas & Music for Pieces of Wood by Steve Reich & Third Coast Percussion
Duet for two Solo Violins and String Orchestra (Dedicated to and written for Yehudi Menuhin) on Steve Reich - Duet by Steve Reich & Kristjan Järvi
Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses on Works 1965-1995 by Steve Reich
Electric Counterpoint: II. Slow on Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich & Mats Bergström
Music for 18 Musicians: Section I on Works 1965-1995 by Steve Reich
Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast on Different Trains / Electric Counterpoint by Steve Reich

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Title Artist Year Type
DrummingSteve Reich, Colin Currie Group, Synergy2018Album
Sextet • Double SextetSteve Reich, Ekkozone, Mathias Reumert2018Album
Pulse / QuartetSteve Reich2018Album
DrummingSteve Reich, Kuniko Kato2018Album
Drumming LiveSteve Reich, So Percussion2017Album
The ECM RecordingsSteve Reich2016Album
Steve Reich At UC Berkeley University Museum 11.7.1970Steve Reich2016Album
Different Traces (Works For Saxophone And Electronics)Pierre Jodlowski, Steve Reich, Luciano Berio, Gordon Kampe, Fabien Lévy, François-Bernard Mâche - Ruth Velten2016Album
Re:works Vol. 1Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Reich, Erik Satie2016Album
Sextet Clapping Music Music For Pieces Of WoodSteve Reich - LSO Percussion Ensemble2016Album
Third Coast Percussion Steve ReichSteve Reich, Third Coast Percussion2016Album
Information, Transmission, Modulation And NoiseSteve Reich2016Album
Six Pianos / Keyboard Study # 1Gregor Schwellenbach, Hauschka, Daniel Brandt, Paul Frick, Lukas Vogel, Erol Sarp, John Kameel Farah - Steve Reich, Terry Riley2016Album
Double Sextet / Radio RewriteSteve Reich - Signal, Brad Lubman2016Album
DuetSteve Reich, Kristjan Järvi2016Album
WTC 9/11 - Different TrainsSteve Reich, Quatuor Tana2016Album
Re:works Vol.2Erik Satie, Claude Debussy, Steve Reich2016Album
Electric Saxophone IIJohn Sampen - Steve Reich, Russell Pinkston, Toru Takemitsu, James Mobberley, Marilyn Shrude, Mark Bunce2015Album
Music For 18 MusiciansSteve Reich - Signal, Brad Lubman2015Album
On The Carpet Of Leaves Illuminated By The MoonJohn Cage / James Tenney / Alvin Lucier / Steve Reich - Peter Söderberg And Erik Peters2014Album
CounterpointKuniko Kato Plays Steve Reich2014Album
Radio RewriteSteve Reich2014Album
Nagoya Marimba RemakesSteve Reich2013Album
Nagoya Marimba (Hnny Edit) / Trilingual Dance Sexperience (Hnny Edit)Steve Reich / Dorian Concept2012Album
WTC 9/11Steve Reich – Kronos Quartet2011Album
The Desert Music / Three MovementsSteve Reich, Chorus Sine Nomine, Tonkünstler Orchestra2011Album
Kuniko Plays ReichKuniko Kato Plays Steve Reich2011Album
Reich: Different Trains, Piano Counterpoint, Triple QuartetSteve Reich - The London Steve Reich Ensemble, Vincent Corver, Kevin Griffiths2011Album
Phase To FaceSteve Reich2011Album
2x5 RemixedSteve Reich2011Album
Minimal FluteHans Balmer - Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley2010Album
Double Sextet / 2x5Steve Reich2010Album
D*Votion / Come OutD*Note / Steve Reich2008Compil.
CérémonialAndré Jolivet, Steve Reich, Tan Dun, Babette Koblenz – Alexander Hülshoff • SchlagEnsemble H/F/M • Christian Roderburg2008Album
Vox BalaenaeGeorge Crumb, Michio Miyagi, Alfredo Casella, Claude Debussy, Steve Reich - Alessandro Crosta, Nadia Testa, Caroline Stevens2008Album
Percussion MasterpiecesI Percussionisti Della Scala, Renato Rivolta, Steve Reich, Carlos Chávez, Karlheinz Stockhausen, John Cage2008Album
Daniel VariationsSteve Reich2008Album
MinimalismSteve Reich & Philip Glass2008Album
Sextet • Piano Phase • Eight LinesSteve Reich - The London Steve Reich Ensemble, Kevin Griffiths2007Album
Steve Reich's City LifeSteve Reich, Manfred Waffender2007Album
Steve Reich: Music For 18 MusiciansSteve Reich, Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble2007Album
Different Trains, Piano Phase / String Quartet No. 2Steve Reich / Marc Mellits - The Duke Quartet2006Album
Reich At The RoxyAlarm Will Sound / Steve Reich2006Album
Piano PhaseSteve Reich, Peter Aidu2006Single
Reich: Remixed 2006Steve Reich2006Album
Phases: A Nonesuch RetrospectiveSteve Reich2006Album
Dialogue Baroque - MinimalJohann Sebastian Bach / John Adams / Steve Reich - Festival Strings Lucerne, Achim Fiedler2005Album
DrummingSo Percussion - Steve Reich2005Album
Music 4 HandsPhilip Glass / Steve Reich - Maki Namekawa And Dennis Russell Davies2005Album
You Are (Variations)Steve Reich2005Album
Different TrainsSteve Reich / The Smith Quartet2005Album
Different TrainsSteve Reich - Quatuor Bozzini2005Album
Different Trains / Triple Quartet / The Four SectionsSteve Reich / Orchestre De Lyon, David Robertson2004Album
Music For 18 Musicians Live In BudapestSteve Reich / Amadinda Percussion Group2004Album
The Desert Music (Live)Steve Reich2003Album
Three TalesSteve Reich / Beryl Korot2003Album
City Life / Sextet / Vermont Counterpoint / Clapping MusicSteve Reich, Contempoartensemble - Mauro Ceccanti2003Album
African RhythmsGyörgy Ligeti / Steve Reich, Pierre-Laurent Aimard / Aka2003Album
DrummingSteve Reich2003Album
Klarinetten-SpurenHelmut Sprenger, Steve Reich, Tiberiu Olah, Luciano Berio, Igor Stravinsky, Edison Denisov, Florian Bramböck, Wayne Siegel, Olivier Messiaen2002Album
DrummingSteve Reich, Ictus, Synergy2002Album
Stravinsky, Cage & Reich - Michael Tilson ThomasJohn Cage, Steve Reich, Igor Stravinsky, Michael Tilson Thomas, Ralph Grierson, Roger Kellaway, Tom Raney2002Compil.
Tehillim / The Desert MusicSteve Reich2002Album
City Life • New York Counterpoint • Eight Lines • Violin PhaseSteve Reich - Ensemble Modern2002Album
Triple QuartetSteve Reich2001Album
New York Counterpoint / Eight Lines / Four OrgansSteve Reich / Bang On A Can2000Album
Phase Patterns / Pendulum Music / Piano Phase / Four OrgansSteve Reich, Ensemble Avantgarde1999Album
Music For 18 MusiciansSteve Reich - Ensemble Modern1999Album
Reich RemixedSteve Reich1999Album
American ClarinetElliott Carter - Steve Reich - Howard Sandroff - John Adams / Alain Damiens - André Trouttet - Ensemble Intercontemporain - David Robertson1999Album
New York CounterpointLinda Merrick, Chris Thorpe - Steve Reich, Malcolm Arnold1999Album
Exclusive SelectionSteve Reich1999Compil.
Minimal TendenciesSteve Reich, Philip Glass, Gavin Bryars, Michael Nyman, Terry Riley - Delta Saxophone Quartet1998Album
Music For 18 MusiciansSteve Reich1998Album
John Adams / Shaker LoopsJohn Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass1998Compil.
Works: 1965-1995Steve Reich1997Compil.
Steve Reich Gavin Bryars Lukas Ligeti Robert CarlWiener Saxophon-Quartett, Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Lukas Ligeti, Robert Carl1997Album
Ripples - Minimal Music For GuitarStefan Grasse / Nicky Hind, Leo Brouwer, Edward McGuire, Steve Reich1996Album
Reich's Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ / Plays William Cahn, John Wyre And George Hamilton GreenSteve Reich And Musicians - Steve Reich / Nexus Plays Bill Cahn, John Wyre And George Hamilton Green1996Compil.
Jazz / Minimal / AvantgardeMarkus Hauke, Michael Kiedaisch, Maki Ishii, David Friedman / Dave Samuels, Yoshihisa Taïra, Steve Reich1996Album
Proverb Nagoya Marimbas City LifeSteve Reich1996Album
The Desert Music, Shaker LoopsSteve Reich, John Adams1996Album
The Ultimate MinimalSteve Reich / Philip Glass / John Adams1995Compil.
The CaveSteve Reich1995Album
Music For SaxophonesRascher Saxophone Quartet - Steve Reich, Tristan Keuris, Alexander Glazunov, Robert Starer, Erland Von Koch, Johann Sebastian Bach, Percy Grainger1995Album
Tehillim / Three MovementsSteve Reich1994Album
Electric CounterpointTatjana Kukoč - Steve Reich, Stephen Funk Pearson, Howard Bashaw1994Album
New York Counterpoint / Three Elegies / Bass Clarinet & Percussion / Cinema Paradiso / 25 Kärwa-Melodien / Rational Melodies / Like He Never Was / Stone: Wind: Rain: SunRoger Heaton - Steve Reich, Gavin Bryars, Morton Feldman, Ennio Morricone, Walter Zimmermann, Tom Johnson, Glyn Perrin, Christopher Fox1994Album
Kneeling Dance / Face So Pale / Four Organs / Three DancesPiano Circus - Kevin Volans / David Lang / Steve Reich / Robert Moran1993Album
Another Look At CounterpointSteve Reich1993Album
Atelier Schola Cantorum 5Brian Ferneyhough - Mauricio Kagel - Steve Reich1993Album
An American CollectionThe Sixteen, Harry Christophers - Samuel Barber / Irving Fine / Steve Reich / Leonard Bernstein / Aaron Copland / David Del Tredici1992Album
The Contemporary LuteJohn Cage, Ingvar Karkoff, Steve Reich, Karlheinz Stockhausen / Peter Söderberg, Sven Åberg1991Album
The Four Sections / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And OrganSteve Reich1990Album
Six Pianos / In CPiano Circus, Steve Reich / Terry Riley1990Album
Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices & Organ · Music For Pieces Of Wood · SextetSteve Reich, Amadinda Percussion Group1990Album
Cabaza Percussion QuartetCabaza Percussion Quartet - Hans-Günter Brodmann, Bertold Hummel, Maurice Ohana, Werner Heider, Steve Reich1990Album
MinimalistThe London Chamber Orchestra - John Adams / Philip Glass / Steve Reich / Dave Heath1990Album
Different Trains / Electric CounterpointSteve Reich - Kronos Quartet / Pat Metheny1989Album
DrummingSteve Reich, Steve Reich And Musicians1987Album
Early WorksSteve Reich1987Album
Sextet / Six MarimbasSteve Reich1986Album
The Desert MusicSteve Reich1985Album
Il.Group 180, Steve Reich, Béla Faragó, András Soós1985Album
Grand Pianola / Eight LinesJohn Adams / Steve Reich / Solisti New York / Ransom Wilson1984Album
Variations For Winds, Strings And Keyboards / Shaker LoopsSteve Reich / John Adams1984Album
Six Pianos / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ / Variations For Winds, Strings And KeyboardsSteve Reich1984Compil.
UntitledGroup 180 - Steve Reich / Frederic Rzewski / László Melis / Tibor Szemző1983Album
TehillimSteve Reich1982Album
Octet • Music For A Large Ensemble • Violin PhaseSteve Reich1980Album
Music For 18 MusiciansSteve Reich1978Album
Six Pianos / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And OrganSteve Reich1974Album
Drumming / Music For Mallet Instruments, Voices And Organ / Six PianosSteve Reich1974Album
Three Dances & Four OrgansJohn Cage / Steve Reich / Michael Tilson Thomas / Ralph Grierson1973Album
DrummingSteve Reich1971Album
Four Organs / Phase PatternsSteve Reich1970Album
Live / Electric MusicSteve Reich1968Album
New Sounds In Electronic Music (Come Out / Night Music / I Of IV)Steve Reich / Richard Maxfield / Pauline Oliveros1967Album
Tokyo Opera City May 21st, 2008Steve Reich & Ensemble Modern & SynergyAlbum
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