Complete your Steve Reich collection. That sure is one mesmerizing hour-long work. I remembered first hearing parts of the work on the PBS Series "Cosmos" (particularly, "Pulses", Sections I and IIIb). It wouldn't be until years later (about 2002) that I find out that it was "Music for 18 Musicians" by Steve Reich. The ECM recording (at least, the version I own) contains 1 track. I have the Nonesuch CD (which I like as much) which separates the sections into tracks - which I think it could've (or should've) been done on the ECM CD as well.
Music for 18 Musicians is a work of musical minimalism composed by Steve Reich during 1974–1976. Its world premiere was on April 24, 1976, at The Town Hall in New York City. Following this, a recording of the piece was released by ECM New Series in 1978. In his introduction to the score, Reich mentions that although the piece is named Music for 18 Musicians, it is not necessarily advisable to perform the piece with that few players due to the extensive doubling it requires
Listen free to Steve Reich – Music for 18 Musicians (Pulses, Section I and more). Music for 18 Musicians is approximately 55 minutes long. The first sketches were made for it in May 1974 and it was completed in March 1976.
Listen online and stay in a good mood. Org Album: Music for 18 Musicians (1978).
Producers Rudolph Werner. More Steve Reich albums. Steve Reich: Works 1965-1995. Show all albums by Steve Reich. Music for 18 Musicians. About Genius Contributor Guidelines Press Advertise Event Space.
Artists Steve Reich Music for 18 Musicians. Music for 18 Musicians Steve Reich. This album has an average beat per minute of BPM (slowest/fastest tempos:, BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist Music for 18 Musicians. 1. Music for 18 Musicians: Pulses. BPM Profile Music for 18 Musicians. Album starts at 100BPM, ends at 106BPM (+6), with tempos within the 100-112BPM range. Try refreshing the page if dots are missing). Recent albums by Steve Reich. Clapping Music, Music for Pieces of Wood, Sextet.
If Steve Reich's Music for 18 Musicians is simply described in terms of its materials and organization - 11 chords followed by 11 pieces built on those chords - then it might seem utterly dry and monotonous. The actual music, though, is far from lackluster. When this recording was released in 1978, the impact on the new music scene was immediate and overwhelming. Anyone who saw potential in minimalism and had hoped for a major breakthrough piece found it here
|A||Pulse - Sections I - IV||26:55|
|B||Sections V - X - Pulse||32:00|
|ECM 1129, 2301 129||Steve Reich||Music For 18 Musicians (LP, Album)||ECM Records, ECM Records||ECM 1129, 2301 129||Germany||1978|
|none||Steve Reich||Music For 18 Musicians (File, FLAC, Album, RE)||ECM New Series||none||Europe||Unknown|
|8-918||Steve Reich||Music For 18 Musicians (CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial)||ArsNova||8-918||Russia||Unknown|
|UCCE-9505||Steve Reich||Music For 18 Musicians (CD, Album, RM, SHM)||ECM Records||UCCE-9505||Japan||2008|
|ECM 1129, ECM NEW SERIES 1129||Steve Reich||Music For 18 Musicians (CD, Album, RE)||ECM Records, ECM New Series||ECM 1129, ECM NEW SERIES 1129||Germany||Unknown|