Chapter

Eight Lines (1983)

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/9780195151152.003.0029
Eight Lines (1983)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Eight Lines. Eight Lines is exactly the same piece as Octet (1979) with the addition of a second string quartet. These additional four strings were added because of problems in performing the piece with only one player to a part.

Keywords: Eight Lines; Octet; string quartet

Chapter.  144 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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