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Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Maximum Reich

WQXR's web stream, Q2, presents a wall-to-wall Reich marathon, running from Thursday, December 10 to Wednesday, December 16. You can find Q2 here.

Here's the general schedule:

10pm nightly: Different versions of the iconic Reich composition, Music for 18 Musicians Noon & 8pm daily: Interviews with Reich from WNYC archives

Daily focus:

Thursday: The Birth of a Style: Influences and Teachers

Friday: Counterpoint: From Vermont to Cello

Saturday: Reich in Full Voice: Vocal, Choral and Tape

Sunday: The Cave (Reich’s only opera)

Monday: Live Concerts from the WNYC Archives

Tuesday: Music for Percussion

Wednesday: Reich Remixed: The Next Generation

Highlights include:

  • Original and exciting new recordings of all of Reich’s recorded works, many with personal introductions by Reich himself
  • Exclusive rare performances and interviews from the WNYC archives, including visits with John Schaefer on New Sounds and Soundcheck, long-format interviews with

Tim Page on Meet the Composer and with Leonard Lopate on The Leonard Lopate Show

8 comments:

calimac said...

Oh, somebody will hate this! It's hard to imagine a worthier cause. (Should I not have said that?)

Lisa Hirsch said...

I am certain somebody will hate this! I see it as my opportunity to confirm that Reich's works are music.

calimac said...

That's the somebody I had in mind.

It is not only music, it is some of the greatest of our time.

Empiricus said...

Yeah, but there are so many unrecognized composers who deserve this kind of attention, too. I find it hard exalt some at the expense of others. Especially if it seems like another well-promoted, name-recognition inspired hipster happening--all this despite my love of Reich's music.

Also, it might be an interesting experiment to leave the comment function on when speaking about Sound and Fury. That way, I/we/everyone can "converse," about his views (remember, his blog doesn't allow comments). I think he would appreciate some feedback in a viewable form.

A.C. Douglas said...

Lisa Hirsch wrote: I am certain somebody will hate this! I see it as my opportunity to confirm that Reich's works are music.

Your above link is misspelled.

Empiricus wrote: Also, it might be an interesting experiment to leave the comment function on when speaking about Sound and Fury [sic]. That way, I/we/everyone can "converse," about his views (remember, his blog doesn't allow comments). I think he would appreciate some feedback in a viewable form.

The blog's name is Sounds & Fury, not, "Sounds and Fury", and most definitely not, "Sound and Fury" which is a different blog altogether. And the reason Lisa killed the comments function on that particular post (and contrary to standard blog practice, omitted linking the original S&F post on which she was commenting in order for others to see in context what was actually said as opposed to what she imagined or interpreted what was said) is because she knows if she did, I would correct her confused, wrongheaded thinking in no uncertain terms.

ACD

Lisa Hirsch said...

Quite the contrary - I'm remembering your belief that discussions between or among blogs should be conducted in blog postings, not comments. I mean, that's why you don't allow comments on Sounds & Fury, right?

A.C. Douglas said...

That's one of the reasons (but not the only one) I don't include a comments section on S&F posts.

That aside, it's impossible to have a cross-blog discussion when no link is provided to the post(s) in consideration as is standard practice in the blogosphere; a practice you knowingly failed to follow in your post as I've already pointed out.

ACD

Q2 said...

Empiticus, this is the first festival. There are reasons to kick off with a more established name (although "established" is EXTREMELY relative...) Q2 will regularly feature festivals that will focus on much less established composers.
Keep listening!