Counterpoint | Phase: Music of Steve Reich at On the Boards, Feb. 2

Posted on February 01, 2016, 6:19 pm
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The music of Steve Reich, a name synonymous with the development of American minimalism in the 1970s, comes to the On the Boards Rehearsal Room on Tuesday February 2. The intimate performance will feature the hypnotic sounds of Reich’s solo and chamber music and an exploration of phasing and counterpoint, two of his standard methods of composition.

Seattle musicians will dominate the stage on Tuesday; the evening will feature cellist Rose Bellini, violinist Luke Fitzpatrick, marimbists Erin Jorgensen and Memmi Ochi, musician Marcin Pączkowski, and clarinetist Rachel Yoder. The program includes four Reich pieces, including melodic phasing composition Nagoya Marimbas, Cello Counterpoint (which Steve Reich calls “one of the most difficult pieces I have ever written”), New York Counterpoint for clarinet and tape, and the hypnotic Violin Phase.

Pre-sale tickets for this event are sold out, but there are limited tickets available at the door. $10. See the website for details.


Music of Steve Reich at On the Boards

When: Tuesday Feburary 2, 8pm

Where: On the Boards Rehearsal Room (100 W Roy St.)

Claire Biringer is a Seattle-based music lover, educator and writer. She holds an MA in Music History from University of Washington, where her primary research involved contemporary opera and its social implications. She enjoys using music and writing to build communities and broaden minds.

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