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Steve Reich

Q2 Music Album of the Week

Steve Reich's Masterful Gateway Drug in Assured New Recording

Monday, May 04, 2015

Steve Reich composed "Music for 18 Musicians" some 40 years ago, but it still remains the perfect gateway drug for Reich's music. A new recording by Ensemble Signal shows why.

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” based on their own telepathic experiments, music from Nico Muhly, Joan LaBarbara, Meredith Monk, & more.

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New Sounds

Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Hear a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new settings by Uri Caine, sung in modern translation by Theo Bleckmann, & Korean poetry set by Sunny Kim.

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The Brothers Balliett

Composers Playing Music by Other Composers

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Today at 3, The Brothers Balliett hear Aaron Copland and Samuel Barber perform Stravinsky, Thomas Adès take on Schubert and Philip Glass and Steve Reich jam on Four Organs.

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New Sounds

40 Years (and more) of Kronos Quartet

Friday, November 28, 2014

Founding violinist of Kronos Quartet, David Harrington joins John Schaefer to take a retrospective look at 40 years of musical adventure.

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New Sounds

The New Music/Rock Music Connection

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This New Sounds program highlights the connection between new music and rock music, including music from the latest Steve Reich recording, "Radio Rewrite" taking on Radiohead songs.

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Q2 Music at the Proms

BBC Singers and Endymion Ensemble Perform Reich at the Proms

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Listen to the archive of Q2 Music at the Proms, featuring the music of Steve Reich as recorded live by the BBC Singers at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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New Sounds

Gamelan-Inspired Music

Friday, August 22, 2014

Hear some gamelan-influenced music, complete with interlocking metallic percussion orchestras from just about everywhere but Indonesia on this New Sounds show.

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All Ears with Terrance McKnight

When Words Get in the Way

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Tonight at 10 pm, host Terrance McKnight blends the spoken with the unspoken and the old with the not so old. We feature choral music by David Lang, and a wordless serenade to Mozart by Bobby McFerrin.

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Q2 Music

19 Composers on What Makes Kronos Kronos

Monday, March 24, 2014

Over the course of 50+ recordings and 800 commissions and arrangements, the Kronos Quartet has worked with a list of composers more diverse than perhaps that of any other ensemble. Listen to some of them talk about what makes the quartet so special. 

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New Sounds

When Words Don't Matter

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

For this New Sounds, hear a hypnotic work of vocal layers from the electronic duo Matmos, “Just Waves,” from their Ganzfeld EP, a concept record based on their own telepathic experiments.  Throughout the progression of the work, these ebbing and flowing voices -Matmos (M.C. Schmidt and Drew Daniel) together with three other singers: Dan Deacon, Angel Deradoorian (Dirty Projectors), and Clodagh Simonds (Fovea Hex)-  speak-sing the transcripts of the psychic session material in pitched clusters, until the sensations described in the experiment are shaped back into one single phrase about the “triangle at the top.”

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New Sounds

Music That Revolves Around Poetry

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

This New Sounds offers a new take on Vivaldi's The Four Seasons, with the composer’s own poems in new musical settings by Uri Caine and a modern English translation sung by Theo Bleckmann.  Originally, Vivaldi wrote that most famous set of four concertos based on his Italian sonnets about each of the seasons.  Listen to the re-working, along with other poetry set to music, including settings from Korean poetry by Sunny Kim.  There's also music by Harold Budd and Steve Reich, to name a few.

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Soundcheck

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.

Soundcheck

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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New York Now

Premiere of Steve Reich's Radio Rewrite

Monday, November 04, 2013

Saturday at 7 pm, Q2 Music presented a live audio webcast of Alarm Will Sound's all Steve Reich concert from the Met Museum. It included the hometown premiere of Reich's Radiohead-inspired Radio Rewrite.

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Q2 Music Album of the Week

Flutist Claire Chase Has Breath and Breadth in 'Density'

Monday, October 14, 2013

On her newest album, "Density," Claire Chase, flutist and director of the International Contemporary Ensemble, presents selections by Reich, Lucier, Balter, Varèse and more. Stream the album all this week. 

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New Sounds

Happy Birthday, Steve Reich

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich, one of the founding fathers of minimalism, and one whose influence is vast and wide over rockers, electronic musicians, choreographers and visual artists, also dubbed "the hippest composer alive," (Schaefer, 2006) celebrates his birthday today.  To mark the occasion, we'll hear an hour devoted to Steve Reich & his music - the less well-known pieces.

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Q2 Music

Listen: Steve Reich's 'Triple Quartet' with Face the Music and JACK Quartet

Friday, September 06, 2013

This summer, the alt-classical youth ensemble Face the Music joined JACK Quartet for an exclusive Q2 Music recording of Steve Reich's Triple Quartet in The Greene Space at WQXR.

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New Sounds

Music for Rosh Hashanah

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Listen to some music for Rosh Hashanah, ("head of the year"), the Jewish New Year, on this New Sounds program. Hear some music by Frank London of the Klezmatics, from his soulful collection of classic synagogue chanting (hazonos), scored for trumpet solo, harmoniums, glass harmonica and bass.   There's also music by Steve Reich, from "Tehillim," - Part 3.  Plus, music by clarinetist Andy Statman and small ensemble music from John Zorn's Masada project.

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New Sounds

"Shift" and Remixes

Sunday, August 25, 2013

For this New Sounds, we’ll listen to a rendering of of Steve Reich’s early classic piece, “Drumming” by the music producer Chris Hughes (Tears for Fears, Adam & the Ants) from a reissue of the well-kept “secret” 1994 record, "Shift."   It’s an homage to Reich, where Hughes reworks “Drumming,” shifting its interlocking patterns and their evolutions to different sound sources – mesmerizing gamelan sequences, and loops and other melodic percussion.

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