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Electric Counterpoint (1987)

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/9780195151152.003.0039
Electric Counterpoint (1987)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Electric Counterpoint, which was commissioned by the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival for the guitarist Pat Metheny. It was composed during the summer of 1987. The duration is about 15 minutes. It is the third in a series of pieces (preceded by Vermont Counterpoint and New York Counterpoint) all dealing with a soloist playing against a prerecorded tape of themselves.

Keywords: Electric Counterpoint; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Pat Metheny; Vermont Counterpoint; New York Counterpoint

Chapter.  427 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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