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Kronos Quartet  Triple Quartet: Second Movement   buy on itunes
Bang On a Can  New York Counterpoint: II. Slow   buy on itunes
The Orb  Little Fluffy Clouds   buy on itunes
David Tanenbaum  Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast   buy on itunes
Howie B  Eight Lines (Howie B Remix)   buy on itunes
Pierre-Laurent Aimard  Music for Pieces of Wood   buy on itunes
Bill Ryan & Grand Valley State University New Music Ensemble  Music for 18 Musicians: Section II   buy on itunes
Los Angeles Philharmonic & Stefan Asbury  Three Movements for Orchestra: II. Mvt.2   buy on itunes
Coldcut  Music for 18 Musicians (Coldcut Remix)   buy on itunes
Sonic Youth  Pendulum Music   buy on itunes
Bruce Weinberger & Rascher Saxophone Orchestra  New York Counterpoint (arr. O. Muhlenhardt): II. —   buy on itunes
Claire Marchand & Lawrence Beauregard  Vermont Counterpoint   buy on itunes
Tranquility Bass  Megamix (Tranquility Bass Remix)   buy on itunes
The Smith Quartet  Duet for 2 Violins and Orchestra   buy on itunes
Steve Reich  2x5: III. Fast (Vakula Version)   buy on itunes
Mats Bergstrom  Electric Counterpoint: Slow   buy on itunes
Steve Reich  Music for 18 Musicians (Ruoho Ruotsi's Pulse Section Dub Remix)   buy on itunes
Horus Percussion Ensemble  Clapping Music   buy on itunes
Forestare  Electric Counterpoint: III. Fast   buy on itunes
Ictus, Synergy Vocals, Miquel Bernat, Heather Cirncross, Gery Cambier, Micaela Haslam, Shinsuke Ishihara, Kuniko Kato, Gerrit Nulens, Georges-Elie Octors, Audrey Ribaucourt, Jessica Ryckewaert & Peter Van Tichelen  Drumming: IV. Part 4   buy on itunes


Much like the master himself, Reich's interpreters tend to be a forward-thinking, audience-challenging bunch; in fact, that may be the only characteristic tying them all together. Clarinetist Evan Ziporyn, of the ever-fluid aggregation known as Bang on a Can, carries on an 11-track musical conversation with himself, pulsing and weaving like a bicycle messenger through city traffic in "New York Counterpoint: II. Slow." The Orb tear a page out of the Reich playbook, sampling his "Electric Counterpoint" and cutting it in with a stream-of-consciousness monologue in their ambient-meets-house mash-up "Little Fluffy Clouds." And indie-rock godfathers Sonic Youth tackle Reich at his most conceptually challenging in their version of "Pendulum Music," a piece created by swinging microphones over speakers, resulting in a festival of feedback. From Tranquility Bass to the Los Angeles Philharmonic, from the Horus Percussion Ensemble to Howie B, artists from across the musical spectrum turn to Reich's prolific pen — not to mention his recordings — for inspiration.
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