Steve Reich

Composer
2000Spring

Steve Reich is a composer who was one of the pioneers of Minimalism in the U.S. during the 1960s. The New York Philharmonic, the San Francisco Symphony, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the St. Louis Symphony, the BBC Symphony, and the Boston Symphony have all performed his music. Dance companies and choreographers including the New York City Ballet, Jiri Kylian, Alvin Ailey, Eliot Feld, and Laura Dean have also used Reich's music, which is often characterized by repetitive figures, canons, and slow harmonic rhythm.

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