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Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
“A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio and performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Rileys seminal In C at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museums concrete interior were especially appropriate for "Four Organs", with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. 180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500.” - Modern Silence.
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Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Berkeley University Museum - November 7, 1970 (Red Vinyl)
Format: LP
Label: Modern Silence
Country: Malta
Price: $27.00
“A live performance of four early works by Steve Reich: "Four Organs," "My Name Is," "Piano Phase," and "Phase Patterns." This 1970 performance marked an important moment in San Francisco Bay Area new music history with the triumphant return to the East Bay by Reich, who studied at Mills College with Luciano Berio and performed the 1964 world premiere of Terry Rileys seminal In C at the San Francisco Tape Music Center. The resonant acoustics of the University of California at Berkeley Museums concrete interior were especially appropriate for "Four Organs", with its long additive sustained chords over a maraca pulse. 180-gram LP. Limited edition of 500.” - Modern Silence.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: CD
Label: New Tone
Country: Italy
Price: $19.00
1990 CD reissue of this classic album, originally issued by the Shandar label, 1971. A core set of Minimalism icons, these 2 works are as significant as significant gets. These are the original and best recordings (there are a few others, none terrible, but you wouldnt want to start out with Bang On a Cans versions, please!). Listed as #4 on Alan Lichts "Minimal Top Ten".  "This is an important and peculiar recording. Important because it is the first available recording of a live performance of Steve Reichs music played by real musicians and moreover by an ensemble. Up to then his main work Its Gonna Rain and Come Out for magnetic tape and the various phase (violin phase, piano phase, reed phase) for solo/duo instruments. Performed by Reich, Philip Glass (today very well-known American composer) on keyboard, Jon Gibson, composer and saxophone player with the P. Glass Ensemble, on keyboard and maracas, Art Murphy, keyboard, also with P. Glass Ensemble during the 70s, and Steve Chambers, composer and keyboardist, first with the P. Glass Ensemble, then in solo. Peculiar recording both for the instrumentation: electric organs and for the music. Reich has used very rarely electric instruments in his music. The choice of four electric organs, here, gives a strange sound to the music, very different from other pieces of the same composer. At a superficial level it resembles very much of certain recordings of Philip Glass in the seventies." - New Tone.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: CD
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $20.00
"Steve Reich remains one of the most important figures in 20th century music. Though he studied at the prestigious arts institutions Julliard and Mills College, by the mid- 1960s Reich set about dismantling the very orthodoxy that he had been trained in. Forming a new musical language based on repetitive processes, Reich became established as part of the so-called Big Four of New York minimalists (along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Philip Glass). Reichs influence can easily be seen today in both the classical world and contemporary pop music. Four Organs is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibsons stoicallysteady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound -- stretching the tones to create (in Reichs words) slow-motion music. Inspired by Reichs early training on drums, Phase Patterns treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971, Four Organs/Phase Patterns is one of most highly regarded avant-garde recordings in the past 45 years. This CD release features cover photography by artist Michael Snow and is recommended for fans of Neu!, Glenn Branca and Tim Hecker." - Superior Viaduct.

Artist: REICH, STEVE
Title: Four Organs/Phase Patterns
Format: LP
Label: Superior Viaduct
Country: USA
Price: $26.00
Re-pressed. "Steve Reich remains one of the most important figures in 20th century music. Though he studied at the prestigious arts institutions Julliard and Mills College, by the mid- 1960s Reich set about dismantling the very orthodoxy that he had been trained in. Forming a new musical language based on repetitive processes, Reich became established as part of the so-called Big Four of New York minimalists (along with La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Philip Glass). Reichs influence can easily be seen today in both the classical world and contemporary pop music. Four Organs is the ultimate minimalist composition. Performed by Reich, Glass, Art Murphy and Steve Chambers, four identical Farfisa organs strike a single chord and gradually lengthen each note to produce polyrhythms between the players. Anchored by Jon Gibsons stoicallysteady pulse on maracas, the piece deconstructs its opening burst to a sustained mass of sound -- stretching the tones to create (in Reichs words) slow-motion music. Inspired by Reichs early training on drums, Phase Patterns treats the keyboards like tuned percussion instruments: a basic rhythm pattern is played in unison and almost imperceptibly increases tempo to move out-of-sync. Each progressive cycle emphasizes unique figures that are not generated by an individual alone, but rather emerge from the communal expression of the group. Originally released on Shandar in 1971, Four Organs / Phase Patterns is one of most highly regarded avant-garde recordings in the past 45 years. This first-time vinyl reissue features cover photography by artist Michael Snow and is recommended for fans of Neu!, Glenn Branca and Tim Hecker." - Superior Viaduct.

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