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REICH, Steve Michael
b New York, 3 October 1936

He studied at Cornell University from 1953 to 1957, graduating with honours in Philosophy; then studied music at the Juillard School from 1958 to 1961, moving on to Mills College in 1963 where he worked with Milhaud and Berio and received his MA in music. In 1966 he formed his own group of keyboard and percussion instrumentalists. He spent the summer of 1970 studying Amcan drumming and the summer of 1973 in Balinese music. From 1976-7 he studied ancient Hebrew chanting. In 1978 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship.

1963 (27)

The Plastic Haircut, film music

1964 (28)

Music for three or more pianos or piano and tape

1965 (29)

Oh Dem Watermelons, film music

It's Gonna Rain, for tape

1966 (30)

Come Out, for tape

Melodica, for tape

Reed Phase, for soprano saxophone and tape

1967 (31)

Piano Phase, for two pianos or two marimbas

Slow Motion Sound, for tape

My Name Is, for three or more tape recorders, performers, and audience

Violin Phase, for violin and pre-recorded tape or four violins

1968 (32)

Pendulum Music, for three or more microphones, amplifiers, and loudspeakers

1969 (33)

Pulse Music, for phase-shifting pulse gate

Four Log Drums, for phase-shifting pulse gate and log drums

1970 (34)

Four Organs, for four electric organs and maracas

Phase Patterns, for four electric organs

1971 (35)

Drumming, for eight small tuned drums, three marimbas, three glockenspiels, two female voices, whistling, and piccolo

1972 (36)

Clapping Music, for two performers

1973 (37)

Six Pianos, for six pianos

Music for Mallet Instruments, Voices and Organ, for four marimbas, two glockenspiels, metallophone, three female voices, and electric organ

Music for Pieces of Wood, for five pairs of tuned claves

1976 (40)

Music for Eighteen Musicians

1978 (42)

Music for a Large Ensemble

1979 (43)

Octet, for two pianos, string quartet, two clarinets/bass clarinet/flute/piccolo

Variations for Winds, Strings and Keyboards, for chamber orchestra or orchestra

1980 (44)

My Name is

Ensemble Portrait (Octet), for tape

1981 (45)

Tehillim, for voices and ensemble or voices and full orchestra

1982 (46)

Vermont Counterpoint, for flute and tape, or eleven flutes, or violin and tape

1983 (47)

Eight Lines, arrangement of Octet for chamber orchestra

The Desert Music, for chorus and orchestra

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