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Steve Reich

Power Plays by Robert Dekkers for Post:Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 11.22.2014 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Like a René Magritte painting come to life, Robert Dekkers' latest assault on the conventions of theatrical dance piles up one absurd image on another in precise, deliberate fashion, leading us rapidly from a vision of tranquil domesticity into hell and chaos,.

Artist Profile: Interview With David Crowell, Brooklyn-based Composer & Performer

Joel Garten | Posted 05.17.2014 | Arts
Joel Garten

David Crowell is a Brooklyn-based composer and multi-instrumentalist who creates rhythmically complex music with an easy, almost floating quality t...

Val Caniparoli's "Tears": A World Premiere at San Francisco Ballet

Sean Martinfield | Posted 04.22.2014 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

Program two at San Francisco Ballet opened this week with a triple-bill of works commissioned by the company including the world premiere of Val Caniparoli's Tears and an encore of two more from the previous season.

Music I (Mostly) Hold Dear: Steve Reich

Daniel Asia | Posted 04.02.2014 | Arts
Daniel Asia

When an advertisement was plastered on the wall of some abandoned building for the performance of the first part of a new piece, I decided to attend and ended up in a walk-up loft, where we all sat on the floor. Thus I ended up at the premiere of Music for Eighteen Musicians.

Conversations With Mark Knopfler, James Blunt and The 5 Browns, Galen Hawthorne's Control Review, Plus Damien Escobar, Piers Faccini and Fink Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.07.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I've always been a roots enthusiast really, it's always been based around the blues and folk music, so there are large areas of influence there. I didn't just want to just make a straight blues album."

City Walk: The Show Is Afoot!

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 08.06.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Hello, my name is Gregory, and I walk -- a lot. In Los Angeles. Happily, I have discovered a new TV show about people like me: people who walk -- in cities -- all over the U.S.A.

Artists for Artists

Agnes Gund | Posted 06.02.2013 | New York
Agnes Gund

Fifty years. Nine hundred artists. Two thousand grants. At its most succinct, this is the story of the Foundation for Contemporary Arts (FCA), the unique and timeless organization established by Jasper Johns and John Cage in 1963.

The Australian Ballet's Infinity at the Koch Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Maybe TAB's dancers just needed to forget for a moment that they were ballet dancers, subject to ballet's oppressive standards -- because it was when they put on face paint and body paint, loincloths and headdresses, that they looked most like a world-class ballet company.

11 Clarinets Play Happy Birthday To Steve Reich

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 12.03.2011 | Home

Steve Reich, modernist composer and grandfather of electronica, turns 75 today. To understand the mystery of this moment, it helps to consider that th...

Composer Removes Controversial Twin Towers Pic From Album Cover

AP | Posted 10.16.2011 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steve Reich (ryk) is picking another image for his album dedicated to 9/11 after the original photo &ndash...

Thirty Years Of Sublime Rock 'n' Roll: A Conversation With Marshall Crenshaw, Plus Chatting With Petra Haden, Cory Mon and Wes Kirkpatrick

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Back in 1981, Marshall Crenshaw's single "Something's Gonna Happen" was released on Shake Records, initiating his string of critically acclaimed classic albums and 45s. Now Marshall, celebrating 30 years of music-making, sits down to talk.

Angie Dickinson Performs Steve Reich On Lee Marvin's Chest

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

When Angie Dickinson's character gets angry at the hero, Lee Marvin, in the 1967 film Point Blank, she wails on him for a good thirty seconds. He stan...

Sounds of Summer From a Master Composer

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

At this time of year, I find that I'm more attuned to sounds. And it was in this receptive mood that I went to hear and interview the American composer Steve Reich.