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Paul Hillier & Steve Reich Ensemble  The Cave: West Jerusalem - Hebron: Act 1 : VI. Typing Music Repeat   buy on itunes
Brad Lubman, Steve Reich Ensemble & Synergy Vocals  Dolly: II. Dolly   buy on itunes
Pat Metheny  Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast   buy on itunes
Steve Reich & Russ Hartenberger  Clapping Music (1972)   buy on itunes
Ensemble Modern & Bradley Lubman  Octet (Eight Lines): Eight Lines   buy on itunes
Steve Reich Ensemble  Music for 18 Musicians: V. Section IIIB   buy on itunes
Steve Reich  Drumming: Part IV   buy on itunes
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Stefan Asbury  Three Movements for Orchestra: III. Mvt 3   buy on itunes
Steve Reich & Steve Reich and Musicians  Sextet: 5th Movement   buy on itunes
Steve Reich & Steve Reich Ensemble  Variations for Vibes, Pianos, and Strings: III. Fast   buy on itunes
Eighth Blackbird  Double Sextet: III. Fast   buy on itunes
Ensemble Modern & Bradley Lubman  Octet (Eight Lines): Ziffer 31   buy on itunes
Steve Reich  The Four Sections: IV. Full Orchestra   buy on itunes
Steve Reich  The Desert Music: First Movement (fast)   buy on itunes
Kronos Quartet  Different Trains: I. America-Before the War   buy on itunes

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Given that many of Reich's early performances took place outside the traditional concert hall, in venues such as art galleries and dance studios, it's no surprise that his dance/performance repertoire is extensive. Along with choreographer Laura Dean, he won a Bessie Award with his "Sextet: 5th Movement," a kinetic work featuring four percussionists, two keyboard players . . . and some very unexpected sonic textures. Speaking of awards, Reich won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for music with his "Double Sextet," which the prize committee said was "consistently intriguing to the ear." Clearly, it was intriguing to dancers as well, as the work was interpreted by choreographers Larry Keigwin and Peter Quanz, and performed at the Guggenheim during their 50th anniversary celebration. Reich's rippling, shimmering "Variations for Vibes, Pianos, and Strings" (from which we excerpt the final movement) made its American debut on the very day he turned 70, and is performed here by the ensemble that commissioned it, the London Sinfonietta. When artists say that Reich's music moves them, they often mean it quite literally.
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