These Two Experimental Pieces Feel Like They Can Slow Down Time
Alvin Lucier's 'Criss Cross / Hanover' and Steve Reich's 'Pulse / Quartet,' continue several decades of their time-twisting compositional experiments.
Bing & Ruth on Finding the Humanity in America Again
On their new album, 'No Home of the Mind,' the ambient ensemble find themselves on the cusp of avant-garde greatness. But really, they just want to be human.
British Exhibit Argues That Minimalism is the Music of America
A new exhibition explores how Steve Reich, Philip Glass and John Adams created a uniquely American sound.
Dekmantel 2017 Announces Full Lineup, Featuring Pretty Much Everyone Interesting in Dance Music
The festival will open with a performance from legendary minimal composer Steve Reich.
Frank Ocean's List of Favorite Songs Includes Aphex Twin, Daft Punk, and Kraftwerk
He included the information in his 'Boys Don't Cry' zine.
Sasha Goes Minimalist Composer on New Album 'Scene Delete'
"This album is acting as a split in my career."
Darkside’s Dave Harrington Shares Unreleased Beyoncé & Michael Jackson Remixes
Get in the holiday spirit with this "12 Days of Remixes" advent calendar.
Improving Your Rhythm? There's an App for That
Try keeping the beat to Steve Reich's "Clapping Music" composition. We dare you.
[Exclusive Premiere] 'The Clock' Creator Christian Marclay Cuts a New Audiovisual Artwork
Marclay combines music and movie clips into "Fade to Slide" a piece commissioned by Bang on a Can All-Stars—and the result is pure jazz.
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Lorna Dune's "Covalent Bond" is a Love Song From a Science Geek Who Happens to Write Dance Music
The Brooklyn minimal wizard shares the first track off her upcoming album 'Transmutation.'
A CGI Monkey Sees Sounds and Hears Colors in This Synesthesia-Inducing Film
Filmmaker Frédéric Bonpapa transposed the contemporary stylings of Steve Reich into a short film complete with its own CGI monkey.
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Vodka, Groupies, and Private Jets: Partying with Classical Musicians Is Cooler than Hanging out with Rock Stars
Nights with the likes of Currentzis and Gergiev sound a lot more fun than partying with Mumford and Sons or Clean Bandit.