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Steve Reich

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The Jazz Loft Project Radio Series: Composer, studied composition with Hall Overton in his Loft studio.

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Steve Reich Rewrites Radiohead

Monday, November 11, 2013

The composer that reinvented orchestral music on his new composition inspired by Radiohead.

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Steve Reich Rewrites Radiohead; HAIM Plays Live; Chuck Klosterman On Villains

Monday, November 11, 2013

In this episode: Steve Reich, the composer that reinvented orchestral music discusses his newest composition, Radio Rewrite, a work inspired by the music of Radiohead.

Then, music has played a pivotal role in the work of Chuck Klosterman, who wrote about hair metal in his first book, Fargo Rock City. Today, he joins us to talk about villains, as dissected in his new book, I Wear The Black Hat.

And, the Los Angeles-based power pop group HAIM perform in the Soundcheck studio.

The Greene Space

JS 30: Three Decades of John Schaefer

Friday, December 2, 2011

8:00 PM

In 1981, a young radio host from Brooklyn came to WNYC. John Schaefer was hired to read newscasts and introduce classical music, but soon found himself hosting a new music show that quickly became the on-air hub of the fertile downtown music scene.

Thoughout December, WNYC will celebrate Schaefer’s inimitable ...

Steve Reich’s WTC 9/11

Friday, September 09, 2011

Steve Reich is one of the most acclaimed composers working today.  He was a pioneer in using recorded voices as part of his compositions. Even though Reich is no stranger to difficult subject matter (Different Trains, from 1988, is a meditation on the Holocaust), it took him nearly a decade ...

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Steve Reich's "WTC 9/11"

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

When Steve Reich visited us back in April, he spoke about the deeply personal story behind his latest work, WTC 9/11. Today, we revisit that interview – and explore the controversy that erupted several months later when the album’s initial cover image (pictured) struck a nerve. Joining us will be Anne Midgette, classical music critic for the Washington Post.

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Steve Reich at 75

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Not everyone gets worldwide tribute concerts when they turn 75—but if anyone deserves it, it’s probably composer Steve Reich. The American minimalist giant has been deemed one of the nation’s most influential composers, and his innovative use of everything from hand claps to tape loops has inspired musicians like Sufjan Stevens and Brian Eno. His newest piece, titled “WTC 9/11,” premiered earlier this year -- and will be performed in New York by the Kronos Quartet during his upcoming Carnegie Hall birthday bash. He joins us in studio to share the deeply personal story behind this newest work.

“WTC 9/11,”

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Episode 4, Hall Overton, Web Extras

Saturday, November 07, 2009

This web extra for Episode 4, The Tapse, features photos from W. Eugene Smith and an interview clip from Jazz Loft regular Carman Moore.

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Steve Reich Wins Pulitzer Prize

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Composer Steve Reich was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2003, 2004 and 2005. His work called "Double Sextet" finally put him over the top. He joins us to talk about the piece and his Pulitzer.

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Steve Reich’s “Daniel Variations”

Monday, April 28, 2008

Legendary minimalist composer Steve Reich’s new album, “Daniel Variations,” was written in memory of the murdered Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

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Standard Operating Procedure

Monday, April 28, 2008

Acclaimed filmmaker Errol Morris shares the stories behind the infamous Abu Ghraib photographs. He explains what really happened at the notorious Iraqi prison. Also: how a compulsive liar and criminal conned his way into Princeton University. Then, Nicolas Poussin's great landscape paintings. And how medieval art was used in Christian ...

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