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The Phase Shifting Pulse Gate—Four Organs—Phase Patterns—An End to Electronics (1968–70)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151152.003.0006
                   The Phase Shifting Pulse Gate—Four Organs—Phase Patterns—An End to Electronics (1968–70)

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This chapter details Reich's development of the Phase Shifting Pulse Gate; musical applications of this device, including his first performance of Pulse Music in April 1969; and his composition of Four Organs and Phase Patterns.

Keywords: Phase Shifting Pulse Gate; Pulse Music; Four Organs; Phase Patterns

Chapter.  2282 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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