Chapter

Different Trains (1988)

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/9780195151152.003.0041
Different Trains (1988)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Different Trains. Different Trains for string quartet and tape begins a new way of composing that has its roots in his early taped speech pieces, It's Gonna Rain and Come Out. The basic idea is that speech recordings generate the musical material for musical instruments.

Keywords: Different Trains; string quartet; Come Out; taped speech

Chapter.  857 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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