Steve Reich’s Latest: Reaffirming

During the last two years, each of the United States’ four masters of musical minimalism—T erry Riley, La Monte Young, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass — turned 80. They are all still composing, performing, and proselytizing for their own aesthetic visions. Pitchfork says that ‘Reich’s latest work, “Pulse/Quartet,” dully reaffirms his place as a centrist in a field of extremists.‘

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