The Cave

Steve Reich

in Writings on Music 1965–2000

Published in print October 2004 | ISBN: 9780195151152
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199850044 | DOI:
The Cave

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This chapter describes The Cave as a new type of music theater, with aspects of both opera and movies. Throughout the work, five large video projection screens (each approximately 6 ft. X 8 ft.) present interviews, landscapes, and architectural footage in sequences timed with live music. In addition, in the first and last acts, texts from biblical sources are rhythmically typed out, and sung.

Keywords: video projection; music theater; The Cave; movies; Bible

Chapter.  814 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: American Music

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