| poeTV | Submit | Login   |

Reddit Digg Stumble Facebook
Artist:Steve Reich
Desc:Small town Michigan students play this challenging modern classic to widespread acclaim.
Category:Music Videos, Misc/Unknown
Tags:minimalism, 1976, contemporary composition
Submitted:godot
Date:10/12/08
Views:1029
Rating:
View Ratings
Register to vote for this video
Buy Song:iTunes - Amazon

People Who Liked This Video Also Liked:
Dolphin Massacre in Japan
Eisbär
Mitchell and Webb - Farming
They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll - Part 1
Charlie Brooker's 2016 Wipe
Everything is OK
Stroke Guy Reviews Phantom Menace
Inspirational Corporate training video
An Astonishingly Bad Wrestling Match.
Bill Maher Kicks 9/11 Truthers Out
Comment count is 4
godot
From New York Magazine 2007 culture awards:

"When a 1976 work became the obsession of a group at Grand Valley State University in Allentown, Michigan (population 11,000), it was clear that New York had lost its exclusive on Steve Reich. After rehearsing for eight months, they not only came to Manhattan to perform but even recorded it. The result proves (1) that what one person hears as a caffeinated urban pulse, another hears as the rhythm of the flatlands, and (2) that a bunch of midwestern kids can play Reich better than he can."

Their CD made #1 on iTunes Classical charts, plus #1 on Amazon's Classical, Jazz, Dance and New Age charts, and #15 overall.
Mayberry Pancakes
This is wonderful, thank you for posting it.

godot
BTW, the sound/video is much better in the video linked here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18581891
Jimmy Labatt
GO MICHIGAN!!
Register or login To Post a Comment







Video content copyright the respective clip/station owners please see hosting site for more information.
Privacy Statement