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Postscript to a Brief Study of Balinese and African Music (1973)

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/9780195151152.003.0012
                   Postscript to a Brief Study of Balinese and African Music (1973)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about his study of Balinese and African music. He studied Balinese and African music because he loved them, and also because he believed that non-Western music is presently the single most important source of new ideas for Western composers and musicians.

Keywords: Western musicians; Balinese music; African music

Chapter.  1158 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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