June 26, Steve Reich. Category:Steve Reich. Categories : compositions Compositions by Steve Reich Process music pieces. Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node.
All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. Listen while you read! Saturday 28 March Monday 30 March Tuesday 31 March Wednesday 1 April Thursday 2 April Friday 3 April Saturday 4 April Sunday 5 April Monday 6 April Tuesday 7 April Wednesday 8 April Thursday 9 April Friday 10 April Saturday 11 April Sunday 12 April Monday 13 April Tuesday 14 April Wednesday 15 April Friday 17 April Saturday 18 April Sunday 19 April Monday 20 April Tuesday 21 April Wednesday 22 April Thursday 23 April Friday 24 April Saturday 25 April Sunday 26 April Monday 27 April Tuesday 28 April Wednesday 29 April Thursday 30 April Friday 1 May Saturday 2 May Sunday 3 May Monday 4 May Tuesday 5 May Wednesday 6 May Thursday 7 May Friday 8 May Saturday 9 May Sunday 10 May This phasing technique soon became an important element of Reich's style, as is evident from the tape work Come Out and numerous instrumental works of the late s and early s.
At the beginning of It's Gonna Rain, the preacher, Brother Walter, tells the story of Noah and how he was mocked for his folly in preaching and building the ark.
After a brief pause, the work continues with several repetitions of the title phrase. This snippet then fragments into single words or parts of words. As a word or syllable is repeated again and again, its meaning yields completely to its abstract musical sound. The sound moves back and forth across the stereophonic spectrum, the left and right channels sliding smoothly in and out of unison.
Soon, the listener's ear begins to fashion musical gestures out of the jumbled sounds as speech melts into pure aural texture. Rolling Stone. Retrieved January 13, London: Guinness World Records. Retrieved December 2, Australian Chart Book — Illustrated ed. Ives, N. Irish Singles Chart. Top 40 Singles.Stephen Michael Reich (born October 3, in New York City) is an American composer. He is a pioneer of minimalism, although his music has increasingly deviated from a purely minimalist style. Reich's innovations include using tape loops to create phasing patterns (examples are his early compositions, "It's Gonna Rain" and "Come Out"), and the use of processes to create and explore .