In these two works, Reich experimented with "the human breath as the measure of musical duration Share via Email 'He has given the contemporary musical world a licence to groove' … Steve Reich.
Reich graduated with honors in philosophy from Cornell University in The cave in the title refered to the Cave of Machpelah, the traditional burial place of the Hebrew patriarchs and matriarchs, and so sacred to Jews, Muslims and Christians.
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Photograph: Martin Godwin for the Guardian It's rare that one says this about a contemporary composer, but it's become too easy to take Steve Reich for granted.
Reich's next major work, Music for 18 Musicians, was composed in In October in Tokyo, Mr. They have the principal strings in a very tight horseshoe.