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Feldman (1997)

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/9780195151152.003.0060
                   Feldman (1997)

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This chapter presents Reich's thoughts about Morton Feldman, expressing his love and admiration for his music. Feldman was able to combine extremely chromatic harmony, soft dynamics, and generally slow flexible tempos with “minimal” phase and variation techniques. Reich cites two works, Piano and String Quartet (1985) and the Turfan Fragments, that have made a strong impression on him.

Keywords: chaotic harmony; Morton Feldman; soft dynamics; Piano and String Quartet; Turfan Fragments; flexible tempos

Chapter.  459 words. 

Subjects: American Music

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