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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Contemporary Music Sunday: Steve Reich 2x5

Today - a video of the Bang on a Can All Stars in rehearsal with composer Steve Reich, working on his recent piece 2x5.

BTW - just some inside information about this piece.  One of the performers (in this very video) told me that the piece was originally written for Radiohead, but that they were unable to get it together, so it was passed onto Bang on a Can to do.  You might wonder why Radiohead had such trouble with it, but the challenge of performing rhythmically complex notated music can be daunting if you don't have much experience doing that.

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