Reich, Steve, Vérin, Nicolas

1998

Interview de Steve Reich

Ars Sonora, No. 7. Paris: Ars Sonora/CDMC: 7-12.

URL: http://www.ars-sonora.org/html/numeros/numero07/07a.htm

Language(s): French

Keyword(s):

Musique Concrète Sampling Causal Listening Electronic Music

Abstract:

Steve Reich speaks about the relation between his musical works and musique concrète as well as electronic music. When he composed his first electroacoustic work (It’s Gonna Rain) in 1964, he knew of the works of Pierre Schaeffer, Pierre Henry, and Luc Ferrari but he was attracted only by the material that they used, not their aesthetic. After this first part of the interview, he presents his point of view concerning the relation between popular music and “serious” music and his interest in sampling.

Abstract translation(s):

(français)

Reich, Steve, Vérin, Nicolas (1998). Interview de Steve Reich