Clapping Music

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Steve Reich

Clapping Music

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Beginning with the early "tape loop" pieces of the late sixties such as It's Gonna Rain (1965) and Come Out (1966), and continuing with later works like Nagoya Marimbas (1994), Steve Reich explored the possibility of taking a single musical idea -- a rhythmic pattern, an ostinato, even the sound of a spoken phrase -- a... read more