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Rethinking Reich

Sumanth Gopinath and Pwyll ap Siôn


Although the composer Steve Reich (b. 1936) has been described as “the most original musical thinker of our time,” who has received innumerable accolades in a career spanning more than fifty years, his music remains nevertheless underresearched. However, during the past ten years, renewed interest has been shown in the music of this seminal figure, partly generated through the acquisition of the Steve Reich Collection at the Paul Sacher Stiftung in Basel, Switzerland. Rethinking Reich is the first edited volume on a musical figure considered by many to be America’s greatest living composer. Wi ... More

Keywords: Steve Reich, hermeneutics, intertextuality, reception history, sketch studies, music and philosophy, music and politics, non-Western music, music technology, jazz and improvisation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190605285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190605285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sumanth Gopinath, editor
Associate Professor of Music Theory, University of Minnesota

Pwyll ap Siôn, editor
Professor of Music, Bangor University

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