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Clapping Music (1972)

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/9780195151152.003.0011
                   Clapping Music (1972)

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This chapter presents Reich's account of composing Clapping Music. Clapping Music was composed out of a desire to create a piece of music that would need no instruments at all beyond the human body. It marks the end of his use of the gradual phase shifting process.

Keywords: Clapping Music; human body; phase shifting

Chapter.  370 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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