Steve Reich : A New Musical Language

United Kingdom, 1987

Film
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Tonal, repetitive, insistently rhythmic, Reich’s compositions have emerged in the 1980’s as one of the central influences in contemporary music. This film covers Reich’s work over the last twenty years, from the early tape pieces to recent orchestral work, with extracts from concerts filmed in England and New York. Conductor, Michael Tilson Thomas, who has worked closely with Reich, assesses his impact on, and contribution to, contemporary music. Reich himself talks with candour and considerable humour about his life and musical development.

Credits

director

Margaret Williams

producer

Mary Jane Walsh

Language

English

Duration

00:56:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

35126

Subject categories

Documentary

Music & Performing Arts → Composition (Music)

Music & Performing Arts → Orchestral music

Music & Performing Arts → Reich, Steve

People → Reich, Steve

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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