New York Counterpoint (1985)

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI:
                   New York Counterpoint (1985)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about New York Counterpoint. He says that New York Counterpoint is a continuation of ideas found in Vermont Counterpoint (1982), in which a soloist plays against a prerecorded tape of him- or herself. In New York Counterpoint, the soloist prerecords ten clarinet and bass clarinet parts and then plays a final eleventh part live against the tape. The compositional procedures used include several that occur in my earlier music.

Keywords: New York Counterpoint; Vermont Counterpoint; compositional procedures

Chapter.  254 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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