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Reich, Steve [Stephen] (Michael)locked

  • Paul Griffiths

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(b New York, Oct 3, 1936). American composer. One of the first masters of the repetitive music that emerged in New York in the mid-1960s and was soon branded ‘minimalism’, he has consistently broadened and developed his musical world without compromising the streamlined efficiency and precision of his technique. Repetitive, pulse-driven figures have remained a characteristic, but so have the slips and leaps of a lively mind....

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